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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Stunning scenic overlook.

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Amazing view

From the Burro Trail, the road was in good conditions. However a 4x4 is recommended or necessary when it's sandy. From the road end it's a short walk to the Valley rim... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
58MMS
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Turin, Italy
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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the Burro Trail, the road was in good conditions. However a 4x4 is recommended or necessary when it's sandy. From the road end it's a short walk to the Valley rim. Spectacular View on the Strike Valley, with the Henry Mountains in the background.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

OK, not a ground-hugging sports car. But you can get about halfway down this rough but usable road in most rental cars and easily walk the rest. You can pull out before the road dives into the wash and enjoy the walk from there. It's only about two miles, mostly along a dry wash in a beautiful canyon, with a... More 

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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Strike Valley Overlook was a fun side track in the park. The road is definitely for 4WD vehicles with a good clearance to them. I have a 2013 Ford F-150 and there were some spots where we had to get technical and plan the route over some rocks to get the necessary clearance to make it further along. If... More 

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Thank Kevin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The road to the trail head make require a 4wd. But it's not so far that can't walk. The reward is one of the best views around

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Thank Pete M
Lier, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Because of the somewhat remote location, this trail and the overlook is not crowded at all. But this destination is so rewarding and breathtaking, overlooking a large part of the 100 miles Waterpocket Fold. To reach the start of the 3 miles jeep trail (leading to the 0,4 mile Strike Valley Overlook) there are 2 options from Capitol Reef visitor... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Drive out the Burr Trail road, just over the border to Capitol Reef National Park (about a mile from where the pavement ends and the dirt road begins). Look on the north side for the sign for the turnout to the Upper Muley Twist Canyon 3 miles. Drive out until you encounter either the huge puddle that will swallow your... More 

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Frisco, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were traveling the Burr Trail in a rented 4X4 SUV so we decided to take Muley Twist Canyon Road up to the Strike Valley Overlook. The road is narrow and follows a dry slot canyon for about 3 miles. I would imagine the ride could be difficult after a rain due to sand ledges in the creekbed, but when... More 

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Toquerville UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited here a couple of times and will go back with friends. The views are among the best in we've seen, take time to walk around the Overlook. This is accessed off the beautiful Burr Trail Rd and shouldn't be missed. The road in is a little rough, if you doubt your vehicle do the hike! The trail is... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A short hike out from the Burr Trail (or a drive if your car has enough clearance). This is a beautiful view of Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef. Pictures do not convey the sense of scale that you get when you are really there. Absolutely Astounding!

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Thank Andrew M
New Mexico, United States of America
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If one is going to see Capitol Reef, then one should take the time to see its fantastic variety of formations, colors, & views, which makes it so unique. This overlook is one worth the short hike off the Burr Trail.

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