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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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Absolutely a Must!!!

We drove from Capitol Reef to Boulder and then drove the Burr Trail from Boulder through Long Canyon. We didn't go further because recent rains had closed the unpaved portion of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
Sweetie Q
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Englewood, Florida

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We drove from Capitol Reef to Boulder and then drove the Burr Trail from Boulder through Long Canyon. We didn't go further because recent rains had closed the unpaved portion of the Burr Trail. Even so, this was a great drive with twisting turns and gorgeous vistas. Even managed to find a hidden slot canyon someone had told us about.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

It was raining as we embarked on the Burr Trail from Boulder. We were a little apprehensive about getting stuck or having a problem, but the ranger in Boulder had said to go for it. The first 30 miles is paved, then it becomes dirt. The ranger advised us to just do the first 30 miles then turn around, which... More 

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Clearfield, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Get gas, water and provisions before you head out, you will be gone a while. Burr Trail is accessible from Notom - Bullfrog Rd., which is unpaved in parts and can be very bumpy and dusty. Some areas can be narrow but they are passable if there are 2 vehicles if you hug your side of the path a bit... More 

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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