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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Stunning scenic overlook.

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Tough drive, but the view is amazing!

This view point is marked in the National Park map. To get to this view point, you turn off the Burr Trail just west/above the switchbacks. Look for the sign that say "Upper... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
stevie128
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Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This view point is marked in the National Park map. To get to this view point, you turn off the Burr Trail just west/above the switchbacks. Look for the sign that say "Upper Muley Twist Canyon Trail". It is ~3 miles, but is fairly technical. In dry conditions, it is achievable in a high-clearance vehicle. I was able to do... More 

Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

You can either hike to the trailhead or you can drive if you have a high clearance 4WD vehicle that you are comfortable driving off road. Take plenty of water. I only encountered several other hikers, enjoying the view up top of the waterpocket fold solo. The hike wasn't particularly difficult but it is a bit long if you are... More 

Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

From the Burro Trail, the road was in good conditions. However a 4x4 is recommended or necessary when it's sandy. From the road end it's a short walk to the Valley rim. Spectacular View on the Strike Valley, with the Henry Mountains in the background.

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

OK, not a ground-hugging sports car. But you can get about halfway down this rough but usable road in most rental cars and easily walk the rest. You can pull out before the road dives into the wash and enjoy the walk from there. It's only about two miles, mostly along a dry wash in a beautiful canyon, with a... More 

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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

The Strike Valley Overlook was a fun side track in the park. The road is definitely for 4WD vehicles with a good clearance to them. I have a 2013 Ford F-150 and there were some spots where we had to get technical and plan the route over some rocks to get the necessary clearance to make it further along. If... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

The road to the trail head make require a 4wd. But it's not so far that can't walk. The reward is one of the best views around

Lier, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Because of the somewhat remote location, this trail and the overlook is not crowded at all. But this destination is so rewarding and breathtaking, overlooking a large part of the 100 miles Waterpocket Fold. To reach the start of the 3 miles jeep trail (leading to the 0,4 mile Strike Valley Overlook) there are 2 options from Capitol Reef visitor... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Drive out the Burr Trail road, just over the border to Capitol Reef National Park (about a mile from where the pavement ends and the dirt road begins). Look on the north side for the sign for the turnout to the Upper Muley Twist Canyon 3 miles. Drive out until you encounter either the huge puddle that will swallow your... More 

Frisco, TX
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

We were traveling the Burr Trail in a rented 4X4 SUV so we decided to take Muley Twist Canyon Road up to the Strike Valley Overlook. The road is narrow and follows a dry slot canyon for about 3 miles. I would imagine the ride could be difficult after a rain due to sand ledges in the creekbed, but when... More 

Toquerville UT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

We visited here a couple of times and will go back with friends. The views are among the best in we've seen, take time to walk around the Overlook. This is accessed off the beautiful Burr Trail Rd and shouldn't be missed. The road in is a little rough, if you doubt your vehicle do the hike! The trail is... More 

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