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Otherworldly vistas

This otherworldly, inspiring place merits a visit if you’re driving the Burr Trail, or even if... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Sjoerdd d
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
breathtaking other-worldly horizon

The view down the waterpocket fold from this point is vast. It's worth the full morning drive and... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Carl E
Show Low, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This otherworldly, inspiring place merits a visit if you’re driving the Burr Trail, or even if you’re staying in Torrey or Boulder. Check road conditions; doing the 2.5 mile drive from the Burr Trail in a regular car can be impossible, or at least unwise....More

1  Thank Sjoerdd d
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The view down the waterpocket fold from this point is vast. It's worth the full morning drive and hike to get there.

Thank Carl E
Reviewed 25 July 2018

You definitely need high clearance and 4WD if you plan on driving all the way. It isn't too bad, but it is slow going and there are a couple of rocky patches that you need to be careful on. The trail is easy, last part...More

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 29 July 2017

From the Burr Trail, you can either take a 4WD road to the trailhead to the short Strike Valley Overlook trail or walk about 3 miles along a fairly level dry streambed to get to the overlook trailhead. My Subaru Forester certainly could have made...More

1  Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
Reviewed 8 April 2017

From the Burr trail road, there is a road that connects to the Upper Muley Twist Canyon, this is the road you have to go to. About a quarter mile after the connection, there is a parking lot for those who do not have a...More

1  Thank Globetrekkiegirl
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This view point is marked in the National Park map. To get to this view point, you turn off the Burr Trail just west/above the switchbacks. Look for the sign that say "Upper Muley Twist Canyon Trail". It is ~3 miles, but is fairly technical....More

3  Thank stevie128
Reviewed 19 September 2016

You can either hike to the trailhead or you can drive if you have a high clearance 4WD vehicle that you are comfortable driving off road. Take plenty of water. I only encountered several other hikers, enjoying the view up top of the waterpocket fold...More

Thank PatrickS2K
Reviewed 23 June 2016

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.

Thank 58MMS
Reviewed 6 May 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...More

3  Thank Insouciant1
Reviewed 13 September 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...More

Thank Kevin S
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