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Burr trail/waterpocket fold tour

Burr Trail/Waterpocket Fold
Full Day (7-8 hours)

Let a professional driver and guide drive you down the colorful backroads of Capitol Reef National Park, following along the Waterpocket Fold, the stunning 100-mile-long geologic feature that defines Capitol Reef National Park and the namesake of Waterpocket Adventure Company! We’ll drive our luxury enclosed 4X4 SUV along Notom Road stopping along the way for breathtaking views and talk about the amazing geology and history of the Capitol Reef area. On this tour we’ll see dinosaur bones, ancient sea shells and oysters. We’ll stop at viewpoints for up-close views of the Waterpocket fold then drive up the steep switchbacks of the iconic Burr Trail Road that climbs to the top of the reef, we’ll pause there to take a look back at what we just climbed (you’ll be impressed)! We’ll drive through a rough and rocky wash between massive sandstone walls where we’ll stop and see several unique arches on the drive then take a short hike with truly stunning views of the Strike Valley while standing atop the Waterpocket Fold. We’ll stop for lunch then continue along the Burr Trail in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument through sandstone canyons, stopping along the way to see incredible natural formations and a quick walk to a dramatic and photogenic red walled slot canyon then continue to Boulder Town and over Boulder Mountain and climb up to 9600 feet along Scenic By-Way 12 through forests and incredible views of Capitol Reef and the Henry Mountains then back to Torrey. This trip is a “must do” for so many adventurers!

  • Capitol Reef  National Park
  • Waterpocket Fold
  • Dinosaur Bones
  • Ancient Sea Shells
  • Oysters
  • Burr Trail
  • Arches
  • Strike Valley
  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
  • Slot Canyon
  • Boulder Town
  • Boulder Mountain
  • Scenic By-Way 12
  • Henry Mountains
  • Restrooms are available at the east entrance of the park, Notom Road, near the Burr Trail turn-off, Boulder Town and along Hwy 12.
  • 8:00 am start time.
  • Bring a lunch or opt to pre-purchase lunch.
  • I will pick you up at your hotel if you’re staying in the Torrey area or meet you at a convenient location in Torrey or Capitol Reef.