The Remote Utah Road With The Most Picturesque Windshield Views
Summertime is road trip time, and if you’re looking for a remote road with some of the most picturesque windshield views ever, this is the one. Take the Burr Trail Road from Boulder to Bullfrog (or vice versa), and kick off road trip season right.
The Burr Trail is a remote, 67.4-mile journey that takes you from Bullfrog to Boulder. Along the way, you'll witness some of Utah's most spectacular views.
Before you head out, check the forecast. From Boulder, the road is paved for about a third of the way...
...the rest is hard-packed clay. While passenger cars easily navigate the road during sunny, summer days, after a heavy rainstorm it can be impossible to traverse, even with four-wheel drive.
The soaring redrock walls of Long Canyon just past Boulder will have you craning your neck as you drive through.
You'll see several landmarks along the way, including Long Canyon Arch, the Waterpocket Fold, and the Circle Cliffs.
The views through your windshield are breathtaking, with endless vistas, red rock and blue skies.
Don't forget your camera on this adventure, but also make sure that you're adequately prepared for this drive. Bring along plenty of water, check to make sure that your spare tire is in good condition, and fill your tank with gas.
This part of Utah is pretty remote, and most cell service is sketchy at best.
The Henry Mountains are a majestic presence in the distance. These stunning mountains reach heights of 11,522 feet.
You'll want to take this drive slow; some portions are a little trickier than others. For instance, the switchbacks in Burr Canyon have a pretty steep grade. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours to complete the drive.
Of course, you might want to spend the entire day on this stretch of road, because there are plenty of side trips that are well worth your time. Singing Canyon is a lovely little slot canyon just 11.5 miles from Boulder, and it makes for a nice, shady hike.
The little town of Escalante is near Boulder, and it’s
a hiker’s paradise, with tons of great hiking trails. If you love the scenery in this part of Utah, you’ll definitely want to check it out.
For even more details about this incredible drive, check out
this mile by mile guide created by the National Park Service
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