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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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We drove all the Burr Trail from Ticaboo to Boulder, and it's an unforgettable experience. It just snowed, but were dry for a few days since, so the road are very passable. It can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
NPL0ver
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San Ramon, California, United States

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San Ramon, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove all the Burr Trail from Ticaboo to Boulder, and it's an unforgettable experience. It just snowed, but were dry for a few days since, so the road are very passable. It can be divided into three sections: the one before the switchbacks, after switchbacks to Long Canyon, then ascendant from Long Canyon to the final plateau. Each section... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Burr trail is a lovely scenic drive, but after the first 15 miles or so from Boulder I would turnaround and head back to Boulder. This 15 miles or so is a paved section of the road , so weather isn't an issue normally. The "Long Canyon" area has some very abrupt. sheer canyon walls. It's a cool area, but... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful drive. It is a must do if you are visiting Capitol Reef National Park. If you are coming from the south, starts from Boulder, UT, and the road is paved and winding all the way to the boundary of Capitol Reef National Park. At that point, the road becomes dirt, but still passable with a... More 

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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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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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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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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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