Burr Trail 4×4 Tour

The Burr Trail winds through the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument. It is lined with classic southern Utah canyons, graceful cottonwood trees, and a rustler history. You will pass through Capitol Reef National Park on this route, which is part of the 100-mile long monocline called the Waterpocket Fold, an abrupt thousand-foot ridge made out of twisted sandstone. This region makes an ideal playground and feast for the eyes!

*For an additional $50 per person, this can be a custom-made trip. Different departure times can be arranged for photography-specific tours or to make this a private trip.

First thing in the morning, you will meet our guide at our retail shop in Torrey, conveniently located at the junction of highways 24 and 12. You will head east through the Fremont River Gorge Canyon, which iconic Western writer Edward Abbey termed the most stunning one in Capitol Reef National Park. On the way, you will pass the National Park system's oldest orchard (dating from Mormon pioneer days), historic old structures including a school and a settler cabin, and some of the most awe-inspiring natural features in Capitol Reef. This area holds some of the most varied and interesting terrain in Utah.
You will then head south down Notom Road, which starts paved but soon becomes dirt. This road runs all the way down to Lake Powell, but you will turn right well before then and ascend up the Burr Trail Road. Right at the top of the Burr Trail switchbacks you will stop to stretch your legs and eat lunch. When you start your journey again, you will pass through the tiny town of Boulder, the last place in the continental U.S. to still receive its mail by mule train—through the 1940s.
From there, you will be shuttled over Boulder Mountain along one of America's most spectacular highways, Highway 12. Verdant Boulder Mountain, the highest timbered plateau in North America, is covered by lakes and streams interspersed amongst high mountain meadows and light, airy aspen groves. Boulder Top, as it is referred to by the locals, features stellar views of Capitol Reef, the Henry Mountains, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and the Book Cliffs over 100 miles away!
You will return to our store between 4 and 5 pm. Lunch is included on this trip.


Price: $150.00

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