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Burr Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Description: Old cattle trail which is accessible by 4WD vehicles.
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London Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Burr Trail offered an excellent drive with few others. While there is a short 30 mile unpaved section it's worth it and was suitable for a sedan. Views were fantastic. The only catch was that after a day or rain the previous day a section of BLM 12000 just before Lake Powell had a stream running through it. I walked... More

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Park City, Utah
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139 reviews 139 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We did this trail from Boulder all the way to Notom and beyond. More than 50 miles. About 30 of it is paved from Boulder. Having done it once I would only do the paved stretch and then turn around and head back toward Boulder. The reason is that the nicest scenery is along that stretch, after the road turns... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Took the Burr Trail road from Boulder east into the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument through a slot canyon on east into Capital Reef National Park. Then down the switchbacks and north back to thehighway creating a loop back to Torrey UT. Had lunch at Cedar Mesa campground. Earlier in the morning we were told by the Park ranger that... More

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Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
82 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Drove the 31 miles of paved road from Boulder to the Capitol Reef NP boundary and then returned. The first 15 miles or so are very scenic through the high white sandstone mounds and then the red cliffs of Long Canyon. Stopped at Crack in the Wall slot canyon which is only 100 yards deep off the road. All highly... More

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Albany, OR
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208 reviews 208 reviews
88 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We started the Burr Trail at the Burr Trail Grill, and discounted the ranger's warnings that we'd never make it. Thee was a paved section, a slot canyon 11.3 miles in, right off the road, and then the road turned to hard-packed dirt. The switchbacks down the mountain were harrowing, very narrow turns, and steep. Did I mention that we... More

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kitchener
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

WHAT A RIDE, WHAT SCENERY, WHAT FUN....this is a must for anyone touring the Capitol Reef. This is a ride you will not soon forget and you will have stories to tell. My wife and kids just went ballistic over this place, they couldn't contain themselves. And then near the end when my youngest had to go to the bathroom,... More

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Arapaho
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is a long way in (36 miles) on pavement then you come to a gravel road. We rode to they bottom of the switchbacks which was about 5 miles and then turned around and the views were fantastic. It is hot in summer so be prepared.

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Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We drove through the Burr Trail as part of our visit to the Capital Reef NP. The switch back up the Waterpocket Fold is breath taking. Just when we thought the best is over, Burr Trail surprised us with an abundance of wild life and red rock cliffs. There is even a mini-slot canyon right by the road side!

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New Mexico, United States of America
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very scenic. A must to do when visiting Capitol Reef. (see my Capitol Reef review). Several good side (and 4 whl drive type) roads off of it, and some nice short hikes. Part of a great loop drive back to the park entrance.

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Layton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We drove it and loved seeing all the formations and plant life, which is mostly desert like. That's all I have to say. Hope you enjoy it/

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