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Burr Trail Road

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Burr Trail Rd
Boulder, UT
Basics
Location:
East of Hwy 12 through the Grand Staircase National Monument into Capitol Reef National Park and south to Lake Powell
Setting:
Desert
Surface:
Paved and Dirt/Gravel
Suitable Vehicle:
Passenger Car
Length:
70 miles
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Season:
Drivable year round

Description

The Burr Trail is a great scenic backway. It starts in the town of Boulder, crosses through the northesternmost portion of the Grand Staircase and then crosses the waterpocket fold of Capitol Reef. Past the waterpocket fold it joins Notum Road and continues south to Bull Frog Marina on Lake Powell. The best section is the 25 miles from Boulder to the Notum Road. Here the route passes through some fantastic narrow canyons and then climbs through rugged and beautiful red rock to the top of the reef. At the summit are good vistas of southeastern Utah and the Henry Mountains. The route descends over tortuous switchbacks down the other side of the reef.

Details

Location:
East of Hwy 12 through the Grand Staircase National Monument into Capitol Reef National Park and south to Lake Powell
Setting:
Desert
Surface:
Paved and Dirt/Gravel
Suitable Vehicle:
Passenger Car
Length:
70 miles
Time:
4 - 5 hours
Main Roads:
Burr Trail
Season:
Drivable year round
Additional Details:
It is hard-surfaced for 31 miles until it reaches Capitol Reef National Park. It then turns to graded dirt, with rocky and sandy stretches. It is not recommended when wet. It''ll take about 1-1/2 hours to reach Notum Road and another few hours to Lake Powell.

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