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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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194 reviews 194 reviews
78 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
88 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
113 helpful votes 113 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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phoenix
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Just finished this 68 mile trail from Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell to Boulder Utah. Nothing but absolutely beautiful scenery with sheer cliffs, canyons, panoramic vistas at every turn. It is truly a magical part of the country.

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Snellville, Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you don't have a lot of time but want to experience a slot canyon, just drive about 11 miles up the Burr Trail (all paved) from Hwy 12 in Boulder. You'll see a turnout on the left and the slot canyon is right there by the side of the road. A previous reviewer has already posted photos of this... More

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Forget the Capitol Reef sights along Hwy 12, together with Cathedral Valley, this is what Capitol Reef is about. Most guide books will direct you to nice sights around the visitor centre, but really, in the context of all the sites in southern Utah, it is not breath taking. Guide books will have a few lines about the Burr trail,... More

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