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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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If you love scenery...

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Waynesburg, PA, United States
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Waynesburg, PA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
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
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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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Cincinnati
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188 reviews 188 reviews
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We drove the Burr Trail from Boulder, UT. The Burr Trail is paved except for the very end, 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 entire trail has one fabulous scenic view after another. The drive through the canyons is... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went from Bullfrog to Boulder which I would recommend. The switchbacks which are SOOO RAD!!! Scenery fantastic!!! The dirt roads were a little rough!! Go slow! Such an amazing route! We went from Boulder into Capital Reef NP and it was AWESOME!! The slot canyon off the road is GREAT!! SOOO cool!!! Get out of the car!!!

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