Burr Trail Road is a 66.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hanksville, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, scenic driving, and off road driving and is accessible year-round.
off road driving
Definitely take the drive and trip to Strike Valley Overlook. If you don't have a 4x4 vehicle you might have to walk 3 miles to the overlook and 3 more back. Still worth it. If you are risky you can take your 2wd but I'd say you need high clearance at least. The Burr Trail switchbacks are great. The road goes all the way out to Boulder and a lot of it is through Grand Staircase Escalante. Very cool stuff.
Drove this last year after many years of passing the turn-off and wondering what there was to see. Very impressive and scenic drive on a very good dirt road. Unfortunately the reason that I was even on the road was because we have an emergency and the Lake Powell Clinic was the close one so it was one quick drive.
The west end (Boulder town)of this road is paved. Going down the switchbacks is gravel. A short 4X4 trail is just before the switchbacks.(upper muley twist 4X4 road). This road ends at a trail to the Strike Valley Overlook.
Easy 2wd road, paved most of the way. One low spot that can cause problems after a rainstorms, check with the CRNP Ranger station for current conditions. The part of the trail that goes up through the Waterpocket Fold is very scenic.
My wife and I had a fantastic time on this one! Awesome scenery. Interesting history. Great in the late Fall.