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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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Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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19 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

On our recent trip to Utah we had the opportunity to drive the Burr Trail. We actually began the drive while in Capitol Reef National Park by way of the Notom Road. The Waterpocket Fold district of Capitol Reef is just beautiful. The switchbacks on the Burr Trail were a lot of fun, but then again we were the only... More

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Mortsel, Belgium
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We did a big tour through Southern Utah during the Easter holiday of 2013. We did the Burr trail in a rented SUV from Boulder, down the switchbacks and then North towards Torrey over the Nothom Rd. What an unforgettable experience. Awesome colors. Since I got my drivers Licence back in '78 I must have spent over a million kilometers... More

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Holdrege
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Very scenic drive and in the middle of nowhere! We started at Boulder and finished at Hwy 24 east of Torrey. Very secluded area because we didn't see more than a handful of other vehicles and glad we were the only ones on the switchback at the time. Breathtaking views and awesome landscape and colors. I took way too many... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great ride! Beautiful scenery in lots of different forms, shapes and colours. Doable in 2wd although a steeper very muddy part almost made us have to turn back. Drove from boulder north to hwy 24 in early january

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