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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Description: Stunning scenic overlook.

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One of the most rewarding overlooks in Utah.

Because of the somewhat remote location, this trail and the overlook is not crowded at all. But this destination is so rewarding and breathtaking, overlooking a large part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Lier, Belgium
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218 reviews 218 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Because of the somewhat remote location, this trail and the overlook is not crowded at all. But this destination is so rewarding and breathtaking, overlooking a large part of the 100 miles Waterpocket Fold. To reach the start of the 3 miles jeep trail (leading to the 0,4 mile Strike Valley Overlook) there are 2 options from Capitol Reef visitor... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Drive out the Burr Trail road, just over the border to Capitol Reef National Park (about a mile from where the pavement ends and the dirt road begins). Look on the north side for the sign for the turnout to the Upper Muley Twist Canyon 3 miles. Drive out until you encounter either the huge puddle that will swallow your... More 

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Frisco, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were traveling the Burr Trail in a rented 4X4 SUV so we decided to take Muley Twist Canyon Road up to the Strike Valley Overlook. The road is narrow and follows a dry slot canyon for about 3 miles. I would imagine the ride could be difficult after a rain due to sand ledges in the creekbed, but when... More 

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Toquerville UT
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited here a couple of times and will go back with friends. The views are among the best in we've seen, take time to walk around the Overlook. This is accessed off the beautiful Burr Trail Rd and shouldn't be missed. The road in is a little rough, if you doubt your vehicle do the hike! The trail is... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A short hike out from the Burr Trail (or a drive if your car has enough clearance). This is a beautiful view of Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef. Pictures do not convey the sense of scale that you get when you are really there. Absolutely Astounding!

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New Mexico, United States of America
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If one is going to see Capitol Reef, then one should take the time to see its fantastic variety of formations, colors, & views, which makes it so unique. This overlook is one worth the short hike off the Burr Trail.

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Denver, Colorado
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41 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I went on a cloudy day and got there too late for good photos in any case, but it's still a great view, and there are some cool formation and two arches along the way. I walked the 6.6 mi RT from the pullout a little down the dirt road from the Burr Trail Road, but any vehicle with some... More 

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Boulder, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

other worldly views unlike any other on the planet. Hike is not long at all, but gives you an idea how a backpacking hike would be in this area.

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Salt Lake City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

A place of Fabulous views, beautiful vistas, crisp clear air, with swell hike, following scenic drive down the Notum road from the east end of the park.

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Address: Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Capitol Reef National Park

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