CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK

Explore the striking views and enjoy brilliantly hued landscapes as you travel down the designated, yet rugged routes of these Utah.com recommended drives.

Cathedral Valley

This 58-mile loop through is the perfect way to take in the stunningly stark beauty of Cathedral Valley – as long as you have enough ground clearance that is. Enjoy landmarks like glass mountain and the Temples of the Sun & Moon on this breathtaking adventure. The conditions of this trail are greatly determined by weather conditions, so be sure to check out the visitor center before you explore this trail.

Boulder Mountain

Located just south of SR-22, the 25-mile route just North of Boulder Mountain offers rugged trails that were made for 4-wheel drive vehicles. This excellent trail takes you right into the Cathedral Valley loop inside the Capitol Reef National Park.

Burr Trail

Considered to be one of the most popular off-road trails in southern Utah, Burr Trail goes on for almost 68 miles through Grand Staircase, the Waterpocket fold of Capitol Reef National Park, as well as other exquisite scenery above Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell.

Notom-Bullfrog Road

Do you love to off-road adventures as much as you love hiking? Notom-Bullfrog Road intersects Utah Highway 24 9.3 miles east of Capitol Reef Visitor Center and continues south towards Bullfrog Marina. Perfect for off-roading and hiking adventures, this beautiful scenic route offers access to many of the park’s backcountry trails. Just like the other trails in Capitol Reef, check with the Visitor Center before heading out to ensure weather conditions are favorable.