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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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kitchener
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
81 helpful votes 81 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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