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Awesome drive

We were only able to drive about an hour in and back out from Boulder due to time restraints but... read more

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Perdido Key, Florida
Amazing drive

We drove the Burr Trail from Boulder to Capitol Reef mid-October. We enjoyed the short 0.3-mile... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
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Old cattle trail which is accessible by 4WD vehicles.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only able to drive about an hour in and back out from Boulder due to time restraints but the scenery was awesome. The scenery only gets better the closer you get to Torrey from what reviews say so it would have only gotten...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jeep4fun
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We drove the Burr Trail from Boulder to Capitol Reef mid-October. We enjoyed the short 0.3-mile hike into Singing Canyon and driving through the high sandstone walls of Long Canyon. Beautiful red rock, clear blue sky, green desert plants and distant snow-capped mountains. It was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We had a Jeep and started in Torrey.....nice drive on the Notom Bullfrog and Country Rd ....plenty of stops for people interested in geology. Up the Burr Trail Switchback: Not complicate to drive if you know your car and it’s limits....I was surprised how wide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Great drive to take. Does not seem challenging at the start if leaving from Boulder. The scenery is fantastic. Once you hit the switchbacks at the far end you need to have a gentle braking foot as you inch down these loops. Would do it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tourerBrighton
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We took Burr Road on the way back to Torrey from Escalante. Wow! The scenery was beyond phenomenal. It changed every few minutes so you were always seeing something different and unusual. We found an area where they were storing gravel and we were able...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We did the drive out of Boulder on the Burr Trail but not the walk. It was spectacular. We did it from Boulder to Capital Reef. This was definitely the best drive of our 3 month holiday. The scenery is spectacular and the colours of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 1234Col
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Have lunch in Boulder, then take the Burr Trail downward. Driving uphill from the bottom can be a white-knuckle experience. Best done in high clearance vehicle.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Starting in Boulder, drive at least 15 miles down this road if you are looking for a lot of beauty. About 11-12 miles look for a turnout on the left and a crack in the cliff. There's a cool, beautiful small slot canyon. Take your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank sally8363
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We traveled the first 17miles (paved) of the Burr Trail starting in Boulder. Very scenic drive with some steep switchbacks to get down into Long Canyon. We pulled off to the left at "Singing Canyon" a slot canyon that is not marked but that we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank gyshwysh
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We elected to take a drive down the Notom-Bullfrog road and do some exploring. The first leg of the trip south is very scenic and paved. There is very good signage to help you find your way - though we did use a map a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank LSUTraveller
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April 8, 2018|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I’ve done the Burr Trail twice now. Most recently a few weeks ago. Both times I started from Utah highway 24 and Notom Road. The second time I also drove the Wolverine Road loop, a beautiful side trip off the Burr if you... More
March 22, 2017|
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Response from Kirk B | Reviewed this property |
Use this as a guide for distance from boulder to certain points along the trail. google "driving the burr Trail) and visit the National Park website. It should be the first link. you can make it as long or short as you... More
July 5, 2016|
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Response from apkh0828 | Reviewed this property |
We travelled from Boulder out the 30 miles of paved road another 11 mile on graded gravel to road split turning Left (North) on Notham road for 47 miles to US 24 Turning Left onto US24 to Highway 12 & back to Boulder... More