This was our first venture off paved roads in the park. At the end of the paved 13 mile Scenic Drive is the unpaved 2 mile
Capitol Gorge gravel road. It is actually a dry river bed which is graded after rains to remove mud and large stones and to make
it some what level. These unpaved roads are called "maintained roads." At the end of the gravel road is a trail which winds
it's way through the gorge for another mile.
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