Capitol Reef has a variety of colors and textures. These photos were taken along rt. 24 heading east from the visitor’s center. The rocks are not the red you see on the other (west) side, but mostly very light tan or off white/gray. The main (maybe only) way through the reef (over 100 mile long barrier) is the one cut by the Fremont River over thousands of years. At one time the river was much wider and higher and it wore away the surfaces of the rocks it cut through.
On my last day in the park I took some photographs of the massive rocks then that night I went back and got some night shots. The moon is waxing and throwing more and more light now. It makes for fewer stars but more interesting light on the rocks.