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.
There were only about a half-dozen vehicles on the ferry, maybe 30% capacity.
There were only about a half-dozen vehicles on the ferry, maybe 30% capacity.
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.
There was standing water in some of the washes, not surprising knowing that July-September is Utah's flash flood season.
There was standing water in some of the washes, not surprising knowing that July-September is Utah’s flash flood season.
As the road climbed in elevation, we got some great views of Bullfrog Creek and the surrounding red cliffs.
As the road climbed in elevation, we got some great views of Bullfrog Creek and the surrounding red cliffs.
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.
Much of the Burr Trail is either paved or graded dirt, suitable for almost any vehicle in dry weather. Of course when the road gets wet, all bets are off.
Much of the Burr Trail is either paved or graded dirt, suitable for almost any vehicle in dry weather. Of course when the road gets wet, all bets are off.

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We spent the night in Wolverine Canyon, a 15 mile loop-trip off the main Burr Trail. We cooked dinner and spent the night under the Cottonwoods.
We spent the night in Wolverine Canyon, a 15 mile loop-trip off the main Burr Trail. We cooked dinner and spent the night under the Cottonwoods.

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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.
After Burr Trail fun, we continued west on Highway 12, a spectacular road cut through Utah's rocks.
After Burr Trail fun, we continued west on Highway 12, a spectacular road cut through Utah’s rocks.
Bucketloads of Utah scenery with Calf Creek in the foregound.
Bucketloads of Utah scenery with Calf Creek in the foreground.

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