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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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Beautiful drive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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70 attraction reviews
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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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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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Sebastian, Florida
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222 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you're anywhere in the area, don't miss Burr Trail. The trail runs about 75 miles and is one way. A ranger told us even if we didn't want to go all the way, to go to about mile 18 where there was a spectacular viewing area. Boy, was he right. The view was amazing and is one of our... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We drove the Burr Trail from Boulder, UT and back. The Burr Trail is paved except for the last 10 miles or less which goes down a mountain on dirt switchbacks. The dirt road portion is well maintained and any vehicle can easily drive this part of the road. The whole trail has a variety of stunning scenery. Slow down... More 

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Fairview, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love this trail, it is named after my Great Great Great Grandfather John Atlantic Burr, who was born on the Atlantic on the ship Brooklyn, he drove cattle up and down this trail many times. The area where the trail is is absolutely breathtaking. I always love going.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

THE BURR TRAIL (UTAH’S HIDDEN BYWAYS I) When one thinks of the red rock country of Utah, the National Parks, such as Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches come to mind. Utah has much more to offer, such as the hidden gem called the BURR TRAIL (State Route 1688). The beauty of this ‘trail’ is that it is not a trail... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This awesome drive is one of my favorites. High clearance vehicle is not required so it can be enjoyed by anyone that can drive. As others have stated, the dirt portion is maintained but I would suggest checking on conditions before heading out. We started at Capitol Reef on the dirt road, up the switchbacks and through Escalante (nice views... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This road, when it is not washed out, provides some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Southern Utah. The road is partially paved on the Grand Staircase/Escalante portion, and well maintained gravel in the Capitol Reef Park section.

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