Ultimate Road Trip

The Burr Trail cuts across some of the most wild and spectacular country in the world – the tributaries of the Escalante River and the renowned Waterpocket Fold. Tilted rocks layers stepping onto this huge upwarp display a rainbow of colors and textures beyond description. The Notum Road parallels the fold, providing access to the slickrock wonderlands of Capitol Reef, including several perennial streams that nourish nearby ranchlands. Circling around on Highway 24, we follow the Fremont River, a ribbon of green that contrasts with its redrock desert gorge. Climbing Boulder Mountain, Highway 12 rises to over 9000′ with scenic views over Waterpocket Fold, the Henry Mountains, and most of the Colorado Plateau on a clear day.