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Great switchbacks near the bottom

Have lunch in Boulder, then take the Burr Trail downward. Driving uphill from the bottom can be a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Richard C
Burr Trail

Starting in Boulder, drive at least 15 miles down this road if you are looking for a lot of beauty... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
sally8363
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Vidor, Texas
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Old cattle trail which is accessible by 4WD vehicles.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“long canyon” (19 reviews)
“slot canyon” (39 reviews)
“lake powell” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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"long canyon"
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"lake powell"
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"paved road"
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"waterpocket fold"
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"switch backs"
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"boulder utah"
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"either direction"
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"hairpin turns"
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"the grand staircase escalante national monument"
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"road conditions"
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"turn around"
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"strike valley overlook"
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"entire drive"
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"paved portion"
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Reviewed 9 July 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.

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Reviewed 17 June 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

2  Thank sally8363
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Reviewed 3 June 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

4  Thank gyshwysh
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Reviewed 21 May 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

3  Thank LSUTraveller
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We took this drive all the way from Boulder to the Bullfrog Marina. Our first stop was Slot Canyon. Make sure you set your odometer to 11.2 miles or thereabouts so you know what pullover to stop at. There's no sign. It's on the left...More

3  Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

While travelling on Route 12, at the town of Boulder, take the Burr Trail out to Capitol Reef's southern end. The Road is so scenic, amazing red rock, stop at Slot Canyon at the 11.5 from the start...pull in and park no signs showing Slot...More

8  Thank apkh0828
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Gravel road, but a good road, suitable for most vehicles. Dozens of hiking opportunities along the way, including some great slot-canyons. It is worth the drive just to experience the switch-backs. There us typically very few people in the area so make sure you are...More

4  Thank joevford
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This is a very scenic drive. It is also very remote so always go well prepared. I drove from the east side, west to Boulder. Starting at the intersection of Hwy 24 and Notom-Bullfrog, you’ll drive south on a paved road that changes to dirt...More

4  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I drove starting from Boulder to a little ways past where the pavement ended. I have to say that was a great trip. I really enjoyed the canyon walls and the view when you hit the end of them. I would have been happy to...More

3  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We stopped in Boulder at the Hells Backbone grill for breakfast wow!!! and then drove the Burr Trail. Breath taking, especially the switch backs. We stopped 1/2 way to hike headquarters canyon (awesome). We left at 10am and made it back to the visitors center...More

6  Thank papasn0w
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apkh0828
9 April 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
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meldou60
23 March 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
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lesandjill18
5 July 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
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