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We did the drive out of Boulder on the Burr Trail but not the walk. It was spectacular. We did... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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 July 9, 2018
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Old cattle trail which is accessible by 4WD vehicles.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We did the drive out of Boulder on the Burr Trail but not the walk. It was spectacular. We did it from Boulder to Capital Reef. This was definitely the best drive of our 3 month holiday. The scenery is spectacular and the colours of...More

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Reviewed July 9, 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 June 17, 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

3  Thank sally8363
Reviewed June 3, 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
Reviewed May 21, 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
Reviewed April 24, 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
Reviewed April 3, 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
Reviewed March 28, 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
Reviewed February 21, 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
Reviewed January 25, 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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April 8, 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
March 22, 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
July 5, 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