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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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The Burr Trail - a Brilliantly Satisfying Visual Experience

The Burr Trail is an 18 mile trail that begins in Boulder, Utah and continues into the south western portion of Capitol Reef National Park. This 18 mile drive is packed with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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East Greenville, PA
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East Greenville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Burr Trail is an 18 mile trail that begins in Boulder, Utah and continues into the south western portion of Capitol Reef National Park. This 18 mile drive is packed with scenic vistas in an ever-changing topography. Colors, textures and topography all meld together to provide a visually fascinating, eye candy look into the geology of what this part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Burr Trail Scenic Byway is amazing. We wound up from the Waterpocket Fold (Notom - Bullfrog Rd) and I very glad we did. The drive was spectacular. Beautiful rock formattions, sheer cliffs, sunning scenery around every curve. I highly recommend this drive

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We started out from small town of Boulder around 2pm on fine day. It rained a lot the day before. Some people compared this trail with the Shafer trail in Canyonlands Nat. Park. So I was very excited and had great expectations. But the long story to short, I felt I wasted my time here. Contrary to the some people's... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

we stayed at Bullfrog for a day on Lake Powell (reserve the boat in advance or you will be sorry). The road to Boulder was in excellent conditions. I heard from the people in Bullfrog that after heavy rain can be impassable. At the beginning of the road there is a sign indicating the road is closed but this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We took the Burr Trail off Hwy 12 in Boulder, UT. The first 30 or so miles are paved and after that turns to dirt for another 30 or more miles. We were in a Toyota Sequoia, the weather was dry and we found the dirt road to be in excellent condition. We had this road to ourselves and were... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We didn't read any reviews about this road before setting out on it, but it sure turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. What a stunning drive into the Capitol Reef! Do NOT miss the switchbacks (how could you though?). Read up on these reviews to find cool stuff to do along the road. We could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We took the Burr Trail off of Highway 12. We wanted to go all the way to Capital Reef, but it was washed out shortly after we began the drive on the dirt road. So we got to turn around and take it back. That was perfectly OK with us. It was simply beautiful. Great trail with excellent photo ops.

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Circleville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Burr Trail runs from Utah 12 in Boulder across some of the most amazing country in the world, and ends up coming to Lake Powell. Arlie and I drove from Henrieville in the Bryce Canyon Basin way up on the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The carven cliffs there are almost human scale, when you walk among them in the Bryce Amphitheater.... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

At 11.4 miles from Bolder there is a slot Canyon at the side of the road. My kids loved it and said it was the most amazing thing they ever seen. There was no one else there so they danced and sing songs (to hear their echo). Great photos opportunity's. Just be careful if it is raining. When traveling take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When we visited Dixie National Forrest, the rangers at the Wildcat Station told us to check out the Burr Trail (driving). They told us for the first 7 miles it would be amazing but after that it would be AWESOME! Well, they weren't lying. This was an AMAZING drive. They also told us at the 11th mile - there would... More 

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