Burr Trail Switchbacks

Total Miles
5.3

Elevation

2,014.67 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail goes from Notom-Bullfrog Road to Capitol Reef National Park over the Waterpocket Fold. Once the trail enters Grand Staircase a couple of miles from the top, it becomes a paved road. It winds its way up the Waterpocket Fold in several steep switchbacks. There is a nice overlook at the top. It then carries you out of the Park and into Grand Staircase-Escalante.

Photos of Burr Trail Switchbacks

Burr Trail Switchbacks
Burr Trail Switchbacks

Difficulty

The only difficulty here are the ledges of the switchbacks.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Tony Brown
May 03, 2024
Dirt Bike
Open
Washboard
Rough/Deteriorated
Hwy 276 to the Burr trail brings you to the Switch backs from the bottom. We were alone until we reached the top of the Switch Backs. The trail had lots of washboarding. The rest of the trail to Boulder was breathtaking with lots of opportunities to take pictures.
Steve Mcd
Mar 22, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Justin Wright
Mar 09, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Freshly graded and was in great shape. I was doing 20-30mph most of the time in my stock Grand Cherokee with A/Ts.
Stan Kaules
Sep 20, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

This starts 33 miles down Notom-Bullfrog Rd from U-24.

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