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scenic driving
2 days ago

GORGEous! However, no place to stop.

scenic driving
9 days ago

$10 to get into this Nevada State Park. The scenic driving is great. Nice places to stop along the way and take photos.

First time experience coming here and hiking. Love it! Can’t wait to see what’s up ahead.

scenic driving
15 days ago

The wait time to the shuttle was around 20mins and its awesome, the shuttle stops and many places and you can start your hikes, if you dont have time and just wanna see few viewing points this shuttle is the best way.

Beautiful trail and awesome weather

a must do and many great stops to view the various canyon types and vistas.

off road driving
1 month ago

Drove from Boulder to Capitol Reef 9/15. Amazing drive with unreal views. It really takes into the middle of nowhere. Beware, though, this was a long drive of almost 3 hours. Once into Capitol Reef the switchbacks are crazy and not for everyone. If going up from Capitol Reef I think a Jeep or some other off road vehicle would be necessary. During our trip we only saw a few cars and dirt section was in good condition. If you have the time the drive from Boulder to Bull Frog and back is worth it. If you’re into camping there are some really secluded areas that would be incredible.

off road driving
1 month ago

Traveled this route by motorcycle from Bull Frog to Escalante. Nice drive. Go early to beat the traffic. Can be quite a few other vehicles. Careful on the switchback corners as some vehicles have made some big ruts. Washboards are bad by the west entrance Grand Staircase.

off road driving
1 month ago

Nice drive especially in October when aspens are turning color. We also did this route in late May. Washboards are bad at the start but then thin out and are almost non-existent as you travel on. Both times we turned off onto Forest Rd #154 and went out to Bicknell. Posey Lake is a nice stop for lunch.

off road driving
1 month ago

Very cool trail to start with when visiting Moab.

off road driving
1 month ago

We went to visit Canyonlands and stopped at the visitors center because I was interested in some off road trails. The ranger suggested this trail, I have a stock 2010 4Runner, I would recommend a high clearance vehicle even though I can only remember maybe 3-4 spots that required good tire placement to keep your vehicle from bottoming out. Even though all the over looks in the park where awesome, nothing matched up to driving this trail. Family friendly (will be bumpy), took about 2 hours but you’ll want to give yourself more because your going to be stopping a lot. I would consider this an off the grid type trail so be prepared for anything.

off road driving
1 month ago

If you really want to see Canyonlands and have a high clearance vehicle I definitely recommend this trail. Went with my girlfriend in my pro4x frontier. I want to make it clear I have no experience off road driving. I wanted an intro trail that I wouldn’t have to be rock crawling on or doing something that would potentially be harmful to my truck (I’m 2,300 miles from home). This trail was perfect. There are many conflicting reviews but if you want an amazing experience and can handle a little adrenaline, do not pass this up. I drove the Beartooth Highway a week ago and this trail ranks up there with it as one of the top highlights of our trip. There are a few rocky parts where my 9” ground clearance def helped but we also passed an old couple in a sedan coming up past the bad parts. Make sure you ask the ranger if there have been any washouts. No permit needed. Enjoy

Great National Park.

We were lucky enough to stay at the lodge during our visit. We caught the first shuttle from the lodge every morning (6:15 am) and were at the trail heads before the crowds rolled in. A wonderful piece of God’s Country that should not be missed.

Visited the park on the way to Zion National Park and can honestly say I am very glad we did. The Valley of Fire SP does not disappoint. We were able to get in a couple of short rewarding hikes. The rock formations are very unique and interesting. Highly recommended.

This is a beautiful driving tour. Many places to stop for scenic photos. While dogs can travel in your vehicle, not all hiking trails are dog friendly.

Just a great drive with scenery everywhere. We took the trail to the bullfrog intersection and turned north to Capital Reef!!!

off road driving
1 month ago

Took my gmc Jimmy up there and camped. When you come to a fork in the road right is private land blocked off and left is the actual trail. Pretty great camping spots actually. Easy drive trail. Saw a Subaru Outback after dark.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Go to the observatory, great views! Bathrooms.

hiking
1 month ago

Really cool, well worth the time. I did some hiking on an unnamed trail a couple miles north of the Burr Trail Switchbacks. The different mountains, rock formations, mesas, and other geography are amazing. It's like sensory overload because there's so much to see.

off road driving
1 month ago

Drove this trail yesterday in an almost stock Wrangler JKU. It’s a very scenic trail, easy in a Jeep, though We did see a 1980’s Chevy van running it as well. The GPS co-ords are wrong for the start of the trail. You need to go to the end of 279 to start.

I was unable to hike the day I arrived to Capitol Reef as there was a fair amount of rain that held on for a few hours, so I drive the scenic route. Beautiful views and a very neat drive through a gorge. I am planning on going back to hike this area.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views! My daughters love climbing and playing with the red sand.

off road driving
1 month ago

Didn’t get real far until came across a “private road” sign. Seemed to be clearly marked as 332A but didn’t feel like arguing with any angry land owners. Turned around before getting even half way.

We drove from where 12 starts at 89 to the turn off for Kodachrome Basin State Park. Since we did not drive all this in one go, I uploaded a partial recording so I could sync some pictures to the road (but the pics may not be part of the recorded area).

im a beginner when it comes to offroading. it was fun and easy in a stock pro4x xterra. not sure how sedans can do this trail in some areas...

scenic driving
1 month ago

We basically just did a drive through from Capitol Reef to Kodachrome. Though we were able to make a few short stops, there is so much to see on this road, we certainly did not do it justice. We may get a chance to go again. It's so refreshing to see such large expanses of land with nothing!! Hope it can be preserved that way. Make sure from whatever route you take, to fill up your tank before you head out. It's so tempting to take some side roads, if your car can handle it (some require a high clearance 4X4, like Hells Backbone, which we did not do). Also, take LOTS of water and food with you. We had an interesting experience of seeing people hiking Calf Creek from the road cliff viewpoint. We basically just did a drive through from Capitol Reef to Kodachrome. Though we were able to make a few short stops, there is so much to see on this road, we certainly did not do it justice. We may get a chance to go again. It's so refreshing to see such large expanses of land with nothing!! Hope it can be preserved that way. Make sure from whatever route you take, to fill up your tank before you head out. It's so tempting to take some side roads, if your car can handle it (some require a high clearance 4X4, like Hells Backbone, which we did not do). Also, take LOTS of water and food with you. We had an interesting experience of seeing people hiking Calf Creek from the road cliff viewpoint. Also if you plan on spending any more than a day on the roads/trails out here, you may want to let someone know you are out here and your approximate location as there is limited to no cell service on most of this route. Note, on a clear day you can see the La Sal Mountains in Moab from the Larb Hollow Viewpoint. We were unable to see this on the day we were there (forest fire smoke), but I see another person who has posted pics for this trail was able to see it!

scenic driving
1 month ago

Nice backroads car ride. There are very few towns on this route, and you really feel isolated in some areas (if not on this particular route, the way we got to it was quite open and desolate for many miles). Keep in mind that in low tourist seasons and/or on Sundays, most of the services on this road may be limited or closed. Fill up on gas whenever you can, in fact, fill up before entering this by way especially in the low season/Sundays/after 'normal business' hours.

The best easy/moderate trail for factory 4x4 vehicles!

road biking
1 month ago

Rode Rim Rock Dr from the east entrance to the west entrance, and then finished the 'Tour of the Moon' loop via public roads Broadway, S Broadway and S Camp Rd. The route outside the park is well-signed. Traffic was light on this weekday ride, and the views were awesome. Lights are required due to 3 tunnels.

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