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Canyonlands Backcountry 4x4 Half-Day Tour
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Canyonlands Backcountry 4x4 Half-Day Tour

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Discover the rugged beauty and ancient legends of Canyonlands National Park on a 4WD tour from Moab. Go off-roading in a sturdy Jeep to reach the Island in the Sky district and other remote areas, where the Colorado River slices through steep ravines and ancient Pueblo rock art decorates the sandstone cliffs. Hold on tight as your driver and guide navigates the switchbacks of Shafer Trail, and fill your camera roll with amazing perspective shots of the red-rock canyons.
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R K wrote a review Sep 2020
Lindon, Utah25 contributions8 helpful votes
This is one of the most stunning backways we have ever been on! The Waterpocket Fold is indescribable. We went in our stock SUV vehicle and didn't have any problems. The road goes from asphalt to dirt after several miles, but at that point it's a nicely graded dirt road (except a couple of washes that might cause a passenger vehicle a minute of grief). There is a steep dugway (a series of switchbacks) that may give someone who is afraid of heights a little heartburn. Just go slow! This drive is a must do. You can continue on to Bullfrog marina (Lake Powell), or back to Capitol Reef on the Notom Road. (CAUTION: DO NOT take a boat or trailer on the Burr Trail to Lake Powell! It is not suitable for this type of travel.)
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Date of experience: September 2020
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the8js wrote a review Jul 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah55 contributions29 helpful votes
My husband and I have heard about Burr Trail for years, so we decided to finally see it. We were told our car would make the loop OK if we took it slow. The first part of the drive was spectacular but after the steep switchbacks, there was absolutely nothing to see for the long, slow, bumpy ride back to town. I was miserably uncomfortable for what seemed hours, as I needed a restroom. Nowhere to pull off the dirt road with not a bush or rock in sight. Recommend not continuing on after the switchbacks - turn around.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Kirsten A wrote a review Jul 2020
Mount Pleasant, Utah39 contributions4 helpful votes
We borrowed a large van so we could bring a lot of people with us, and we specifically visited slot Canyon, otherwise known as the singing Canyon. The road to it with well maintained and It was a short easy walk to reach the canyon. There were holes in the rock the you could climb in-and-out of which was a real joy for the children, and the echo when you got inside was perfect for yelling and singing! Overall It was great for a day trip in Utah!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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griffins at the beach wrote a review Mar 2020
Satellite Beach, Florida304 contributions49 helpful votes
It is a very short trail. I'd barely call it a trail. It was beautiful though and the drive out was nice. We stopped and had burgers at the Burr Trail Grill before driving out to the trail.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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prestoninaj wrote a review Feb 2020
341 contributions156 helpful votes
We were national park road tripping and did not know about this loop. Because of the previous night's snowstorm, we couldn't go off pavement, but what we did experience was breathtaking. Singing canyon was especially enjoyable. We hope to come back in another season and do the full loop.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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