Burr Trail Backway

(nr Boulder UT)
Burr Trail Scenic Backway traveled eastward from the edge of town through some marvelous scenery. First passing by some gigantic oyster shell formations, and then descending into Steep Creek Gulch.

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Burr Trail Scenic Backway – Oyster Rock

Coming out of the gulch shortly afterward, the road entered Long Canyon with its rugged, towering, red rock cliffs. I was so impressed by the sights in the canyon that I made a separate post about it.

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Wide View along Burr Trail

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Rattlesnake Bench

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Close-up of Rattlesnake

The road then leaves the canyon and a vista opens wide overlooking White Canyon Flat. If one continued on the trail, it ends up at the Waterpocket Fold in the southern part of Capitol Reef NP.

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Rock Formation with Colorful Base

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Scene from the Overlook

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Mesa when Looking toward The Flats

I stopped at the overlook when exiting the canyon, and made my boondock camp just afterward. Parked on a ridge below Rattlesnake Bench, and looking into The Flats made for fabulous views.

Camp: Grand Staircase-Escalante NMon/Burr Trail Rd boondock
Scene: Canyon, cliffs, boulders, ridge

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2 Responses to Burr Trail Backway

  1. Barney Ward September 16, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    I loved that area. Thank you for the nice pictures and commentary.

    • Pleinguy September 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

      Glad to provide memories. It was a fantastic drive.

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