Capitol Reef Burr Trail Scenic Drive

Enjoy captivating scenery along the Capitol Reef Burr Trail Loop scenic drive. It’s a jaw-dropping off-road experience through the Waterpocket District of this Utah National Park.


The Burr Trail Loop-the-Fold driving tour is 123.7 miles starting and ending at the Capitol Reef Visitor's Center. There are paved and unpaved sections.

In dry weather the Burr Trail is easily accessible to passenger cars, but wet weather may make the road impassable even for 4-wheel drive vehicles. 

The Waterpocket District of Capitol Reef is a remote part of the park with no services. Pack all necessary supplies, food, and water for a day trip driving the scenic loop of the Burr Trail.

Location:  The Burr Trail Scenic Drive is in south-central Utah starting at Boulder along Scenic Byway 12 and ending at the eastern end of Capitol Reef National Park.

Time:  The entire loop without additional stops or hikes takes 6 to 8 hours to complete.  It's helpful to allocate one full day to enjoy the whole Loop the Fold route