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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Description: Old cattle trail which is accessible by 4WD vehicles.

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Remote and primitive camping

When you are looking to get away from the crowded campgrounds and find some solitude, this is the place. There are many places to just pull off the road and set up camp. No... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
MarkSlosberg
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

When you are looking to get away from the crowded campgrounds and find some solitude, this is the place. There are many places to just pull off the road and set up camp. No services, no water and you will be pooping in a hole but no people noise or distractions. And the stars, if they are out will be... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Being on a motorcycle I like twisty roads with scenery. This ride fit the bill on both counts. Riding along in the higher elevations of the trail provided some spectacular panoramic views while dropping down into the lower canyon provided a ride on a narrow road lined with trees for a portion of the ride. The trail is about 20... More 

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Oakville Ontario
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Capitol Reef National Park is a wonderful place...spectacular scenery, great hikes, interesting geology and niceWayne County people! The Burr Trail is definitely worth the effort to e pertinence. Check road and weather conditions before heading out.

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Bountiful, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This road starts right in Boulder Utah and runs on paved road for thirty miles. The canyon walls are amazing as well as all that there is to see. Well worth the drive after stopping at Hells Backbone Grill for lunch.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you can, get yourself to Strike Valley Overlook down the Upper Muley Twist backcountry trail. You will not be disappointed!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We drove this backcountry road through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on our way from Bryce to Capitol Reef. RVs aren't allowed, just cars. Partly paved and partly gravel, every corner leads to a different dramatic view. Canyons, mesas, buttes in all different colors. There's a dramatic switchback that will take your breath away. (This is the reason RVs aren't... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A beautiful drive! We did not go beyond the paved road but it was still a great drive. The first few miles out of Boulder are nothing special but then it becomes spectacular. Well worth your time.

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Martinez, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We traveled from Torrey to Tropic, passing through Boulder to do a side excursion on part of the Burr Trail. If I had to do it all over again, from the east side of Capitol Reef NP on Hwy 12 I'd have turned our rental sedan south onto Notom-Bullfrog road, checking first with the Park Ranger station at Capitol Reef... More 

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Waynesburg, PA, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Drive the Burr Trail if you love scenery. You will love it! Countless sandstone features. Your fingers will get sore from snapping pictures. Go slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

While traveling north on scenic 12 we stopped in Boulder Utah for a bite to eat. Next to the restaurant was Burr Trail which crosses Capitol Reef National Park. We decided to take the detour as we were driving a four wheel drive. The first 30 miles or so are paved and are definitely worth the side trip as you... More 

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Address: Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Capitol Reef National Park

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