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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 days ago

We were planning on taking Rt 12 from Capital Reef down the Escalante to Bryce. We were encouraged at the Rt 12 Visitor Center and by the owner of the B&B to experience the Burr Trail. Since we were staying at a B&B off Notom...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mikegmass
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

In sightseeing on UT-12 along the Escalante Grand Staircase, turn right on Burr Trail Road (at that junction is Burr Trail Grill, a very good restaurant to have a meal). Drive 11.2 miles on Burr Trail Road from UT-12 where Burr Trail Grill is. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ElsaCL
Reviewed July 11, 2019

Nice short drive which shows you the beauty of Capitol Reef NP in one hour. Along the Burr Trail road there is also a slot canyon (Singing Canyon) which you can walk into, but it is a dead end. Most people (including ourselves) will only...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RP-Netherlands
Reviewed July 9, 2019

we drove out on this trail after a long hike in the morning, so we needed to relax a bit. drove out exactly at 11.8 miles from where the main road starts in Boulder. you have to cross the road and hike past the big...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LizzyB01
Reviewed June 25, 2019

Drove the length of the Burr Trail all the way to the Marina, approx 200 mile round trip. Took in the switchbacks which were incredible. It;s hard to believe that ranch cowboys took their livestock all this way before it was made into a road...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank TheHappyHikers
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Just cruise slowly and enjoy the scenery and the big payoff at 11 miles from when you leave the highway and a short 50 foot hike to an amazing little box canyon. I am so glad we made the drive to this little treasure.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank PlumberGreg
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

We have been to majority of national parks and this by far was the most amazing! We started on burr trail next to burr trail grill and headed east 18 miles which took us 1 hr down and 40 min back. We stopped at gulch...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Seasidesewing
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful ride through Canyon and shine River to Small slot canyon...Long Slot/Singing Slot. We didn't do the entire Trail... Too far but gift recommend at least as far as the slot canyon.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lynn S
Reviewed May 20, 2019

We were on the Burr Trail portion that starts before the boundaries of the Park. This was possibly the best drive we had overall. The walls of the canyon are only a few feet from the car and are just spectacular. There is a great...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Beau K
Reviewed April 8, 2019

After reading several reviews before writing this, I have to say I find it hard to believe that, in this day and age, people go into these drives with little knowledge as to what to expect. This review reflects the Burr Trail - Notom Road...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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June 18, 2019|
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Response from PlumberGreg | Reviewed this property |
its worth the effort, when you leave hwy 12, go 11 miles on the Burr Trail road, you will drive down a couple of switchbacks and then into a canyon (this is Long Canyon) with vertical walls, when you cross a little creek... More
April 19, 2019|
Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not answering sooner, just got this message. Which direction? There's up or down, depends on where you're heading. I went up and then returned because I was head for Page. Vehicle doesn't matter, road is fine... More
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