Well I stayed a few more days at GSENM and then drove up the road to Capital Reef National Park. I hiked around Capital Reef for a few days. It is very scenic and as far as NP’s go quiet. Maybe it just seemed quiet because I have now gone for 10 days without cell phone coverage and only coffee shop (pretty sparse) internet access. No it was quiet I went on a three mile hike on a marked trail and so no one else. Try that in Zion or Bryce.
Last night I stayed in the small town of Green River and this morning moved down to the Moab area where I will be checking out Arches and Canyonlands National Parks over the next several days. It is civilized here (meaning restaurants, coffee shops and wifi).