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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Old cattle trail which is accessible by 4WD vehicles.

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One of our favorites in Utah!

Get away from it all and so many exploration opportunities. Hikes, views, canyons, mesas, vistas....

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get away from it all and so many exploration opportunities. Hikes, views, canyons, mesas, vistas....

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you can drive the Burr Trail.. you get fabulous views both lower and higher elevation.. We were there in Oct and seething change of color of the Aspens and the distant valleys is photographic for sure.

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Thank hottub27607
Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I would love to tell everyone I know how terribley and wonderfully awful this place is. Only because my husband and I love it so much. We typically come in from the Boulder side and have gone to the split and done and the North and south route. Stunning. There are no words to describe it. Take your time. Like... More 

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5 Thank Jamie P
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Great road-adventure day after hikes in Escalante. Not many places in the US where you can really get off the grid and experience the great outdoors w/o crowds. We literally only saw 2 other vehicles once leaving Boulder until arriving at CRNP during our 3+ hour drive. We made the drive in late November in our Hertz 4X4 - on... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The Burr Trail Scenic Backway is a spectacular drive. The switchbacks at the end were fun to drive. Love this national park.

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Thank Rita J
Siegburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

You've been to Capitol Reef NP and are on your way to Escalante and, later, Bryce Canyon. You're coming down US 12. There's a beautiful byway, off the trodden paths, waiting for you. In Boulder, Ut, you might consider turning off right and drive the (paved) BURR TRAIL. It will take you 2-3 hours to explore an almost untouched area.... More 

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4 Thank Ulrich K
Durango
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We drove to the end of the paved road and a little ways on the dirt road. The scenery is unique and well worth the drive. We stopped at the slot canyon that was right off the road at mile 11 from the start of the trail by Boulder, Utah. Would like to return someday to do more hiking. Heard... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

In Boulder, we turn onto the paved portion of the Burr Trail. A short distance later, we enter the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. As soon as we leave the National Monument, we enter Capitol Reef National Park. It is at this point that the paved road becomes a dirt road. If you have a high clearance four-wheel drive vehicle... More 

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great views and history, a must do.....steep grade and a lot of switchbacks. We had a small car that struggled going uphill. I would not consider traveling this road when there is any chance of rain.

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1 Thank MichelleLMinCalif
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

First, unless you want very long trip back to Capitol Reef/Torrey take the Burr Trail from Boulder to the Park entrance (the road becomes sand/gravel) and turn back. The road here (if dry) is passable but at least a couple of hours, including some jaw-dropping switchbacks on a 12% grade. If you're not accustomed to that kind of driving, you'll... More 

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