Scenic Drives

Dirt road winds past colorful buttes with snowy mountain in distance
Burr Trail offers views of the Henry Mountains

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Driving the Burr Trail

Connects Bullfrog and Boulder, Utah, and passes through Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Capitol Reef National Park, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Distance: 67 miles (108 km) one-way
Mix of paved and dirt roads, impassable when wet
Four-wheel drive sometimes required. No RVs.

 
A jeep is dwarfed by surrounding red rock landscape
Follow the trail of intrepid pioneers

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Driving the Hole-in-the-Rock Road

From Escalante, Utah to Hole-in-the-Rock, a narrow crack in the canyon walls on Lake Powell. There are numerous side roads and hikes along the way.
Distance: 62 miles (100 km) one-way
High-clearance vehicle needed.
Last five miles require 4-wheel drive.

 

Tips for a safe and enjoyable trip

  • Call 435-826-5499 or check with a ranger or other official for road and weather conditions before you start out.
  • Leave your trip itinerary with someone so you can be located in case of car trouble or other mishap. Remember that cell service is unreliable.
  • Pack out everything you pack in. Carry out all trash and food scraps.
  • Do not feed wildlife. Human food is harmful to wild animals.
  • Always take plenty of drinking water with you.
  • Leave the scenery as it is. Do not write or carve on rocks; do not disturb plants or wildlife. Take only pictures; leave behind nothing.

Last updated: March 6, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040

Phone:

(928) 608-6200
Receptionist available at Glen Canyon Headquarters from 7 am to 4 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The phone is not monitored when the building is closed.

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