Burr Trail, Utah

Carol and I traveled over the Burr Trail in Utah, a 70 mile dirt road which runs between Bullfrog on the shore of Lake Powell, to the town of Boulder. We started by taking a ferry across Lake Powell, from Hall Crossing to the Bullfrog Marina.

On the eastern shore of Lake Powell, we discovered some cliff dwellings in amazingly good condition.

On the eastern shore of Lake Powell, we discovered some cliff dwellings in amazingly good condition.

Waiting for the ferry to arrive at Halls Crossing.

Waiting for the ferry to arrive at Halls Crossing.

It was fun watching us cross Lake Powell at 9.22 mph (the pink line is our breadcrumbs) - I've never experienced a water crossing in our Toyota.

It was fun watching us cross Lake Powell at 9.22 mph (the pink line is our breadcrumbs) – I’ve never experienced this type of water crossing in our Toyota before.

Approaching Bullfrog Landing on the west side of Lake Powell.

Approaching Bullfrog Landing on the west side of Lake Powell.

Burr Trail's switchbacks on the Capitol Reef National Park boundary. We got a distant view of the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long bend in the earth's crust.

Burr Trail’s switchbacks on the Capitol Reef National Park boundary. We got a distant view of the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long bend (monocline) in the earth’s crust.

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We spent the night half way across the Burr Trail in Wolverine Canyon, a 15 mile diversion.

We spent the night half way across the Burr Trail in Wolverine Canyon, a 15 mile side-trip off the main trail.

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Gassing up at Boulder, UT after finishing the Burr Trail. Fruit pie-on-hood.

Gassing up at Boulder, UT after finishing the Burr Trail. Fruit pie-on-hood.

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