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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Old cattle trail which is accessible by 4WD vehicles.

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Awesome Drive but Longer than I Thought

We weren't planning this drive but are we glad we did it. The views from this drive are amazing, and can't be seen from other parts of the park. There was no one around us for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Orcutt, California
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Orcutt, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't planning this drive but are we glad we did it. The views from this drive are amazing, and can't be seen from other parts of the park. There was no one around us for miles. Felt so free. It was nature at its finest. The road was great except for the last 1/2 which was hard dirt and... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked at the Glen Canyon Visitor Center if we could take the Burr Trail Road to Boulder. After looking at our car (four wheel drive) the nice ranger told us that we could do it. Most of the road is paved and only 25 miles is unpaved. So we took off. The road was narrow and curly and at... More 

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Deshaies, Guadeloupe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can either start from Boulder or from Capitol Reef NP, that's what we did and you won't regret it. The road and dirt road are just extraordinary, landscapes are beautiful, and you'll be most of the time all by yourself. Just take your time and enjoy !

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Montreal, Canada
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125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Beautiful drive through gorgeous landscapes. Paved for the first 60 miles. Plenty of hiking trail along the way.

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Hurricane, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I took my 4Runner in the back way from Boulder and the Burr Trail. Lots of options including primitive camping. Beautiful country close to home. You go past a sweet little campground on the creek. Outside the park but lots of shade and aqua.

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Good road conditions, negotiable by most vehicles. It takes almost one day if one wants to enjoy the variety of landscapes.

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I have lived in Utah for over 50 years and had never been across the trail ("road") In the past the road was just a very rough dirt road. Now the road is paved about 20 miles in from both ends. So about 20 miles in the middle is dirt. I would not suggest you travel in a car but... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Drove this with a two wheel high clearance vehicle. Dodge Journey that we rented for this trip. Once you get into the park there are a lot of switchbacks and a 12% grade down from west to east. Views everyone are amazing.

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Nashville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 776 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

While enjoying the scenic drive on US 12, we decided to turn off at Boulder onto Burr Trail Road. We had read recommendations to drive the first 17 - 30 miles on the paved portion of the road, so we gave it a try. How glad we are that we did! After stopping for a photo at the sign for... More 

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Gladstone, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Drove the Burr Trail paved section for 30 miles out of Boulder, great country, beautiful scenery, did some hiking in the canyons, peaceful, little to no traffic, wide-open country, nice to get off of relatively busy Scenic Hwy 12.

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