Burr Trail Road
Burr Trail Road, originally a cattle trail blazed by stockman John Atlantic Burr, extends from the town of Boulder on Highway 12 to the Notom-Bullfrog Road, which runs between Highway 24 near the eastern entrance to Capitol Reef National Park and Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell, off Highway 276.
Starting at Boulder, the road is paved until the boundary between GSENM and Capitol Reef National Park (31 miles), where the route traverses the Circle Cliffs, as well as spectacular canyon areas such as Long Canyon and the Gulch. As the route meets Waterpocket Fold, in Capitol Reef National Park, a breathtaking set of switchbacks drop some 800 feet in just half a mile.
These switchbacks are not considered suitable for RVs or vehicles towing trailers. The unpaved sections of the road may be impassable in poor weather. Visitors should inquire about road and weather conditions before setting out. Also inquire about hiking trails that depart from side roads.
© W.C. McRae and Judy Jewell from Moon Utah, 9th Edition