To find Grafton, you will have to find the east end of Rockville which is just west of Springdale and Zion National Park! That should be as clear as mud! I am supposing you are heading TO Zion National Park, heading east through Rockville. Ok now, slow down... Rockville has a serious speed limit of 40 mph and a cop ready to enforce it!
Headed east on Highway 9. To the right is a beautiful horse farm and longhorn steers in the pasture!
Watch your speed here!
When you are almost at the end of town, look on the right for Bridge Road and a small brown sign that says Grafton. Turn right.
A beautiful, old, one lane bridge! What else??
As soon as you cross the bridge you will meet a sharp right hand curve, follow it!
THE ROAD TO GRAFTON IS BEAUTIFUL!
There are signs along the way just follow them...
Hard to notice signs when your eyes are so distracted by the beauty surrounding you!
The rock formations are odd shaped and eye catchers. You will actually drive between these rock formations.
Almost as soon as you turn right you will cross a small bridge. If you look to your right, you will see the old bridge foundations that used to carry the pioneers to their homes.
Both the Schoolhouse/Church and adobe home have been restored.
If you saw the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"........ Paul Newman rode Kathern Ross on the handlebars of his bike in front of the old schoolhouse/church!
I loved the swing hanging from the tree of the Alonzo Russell home! Then I realized this was the family who lost their 14 year old daughter Loretta and her best friend, Elizabeth Woodbury from an "accident, swing broke as cause of death". They are listed on the cemetery page as buried together as best friends.
Can you imagine living like this... beautiful scenery all around you?
After you have finished exploring the town, you really should visit the cemetery! This is where the history of Grafton is told.
The best part of this journey? The ride back is just as pretty as the ride to Grafton!
We hope you think so too!
Reporting from the MotherShip, Geri, Chuck and the HoundHerd, Scotty, DoogieBowser and Radar.
PS: A good friend mentioned to me that my photographs may need to be downsized because they took a very long time for her to download. If you are experiencing the same problem, please let me know.
I thought I had downsized them enough, however it's certainly not fair to make you wait! Thank you!