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Strike Valley Overlook, Capitol Reef National Park

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  • We pulled off the Notam Bullfrog Road. It was listed on a map/guide we bought at the Visitors Center. We pulled into a small turn out on the road and walked up the bank there. What a wonderful... 
    We pulled off the Notam Bullfrog Road. It was listed on a map/guide we bought at the Visitors Center. We pulled into a small turn out on the road and walked up the bank there. What a wonderful...  more »
  • Nice drive along the Notom Bullfrog and Country Rd, up the Burr Trail Switchback and the small 3 miles road to the Overlook.....all easy with 4x4 (but never needed all 4 of the Jeep). Short walk to... 
    Nice drive along the Notom Bullfrog and Country Rd, up the Burr Trail Switchback and the small 3 miles road to the Overlook.....all easy with 4x4 (but never needed all 4 of the Jeep). Short walk to...  more »
  • This otherworldly, inspiring place merits a visit if you’re driving the Burr Trail, or even if you’re staying in Torrey or Boulder. Check road conditions; doing the 2.5 mile drive from the Burr Trail....  more
    This otherworldly, inspiring place merits a visit if you’re driving the Burr Trail, or even if you’re staying in Torrey or Boulder. Check road conditions; doing the 2.5 mile drive from the Burr Trail....  more »
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  • Places like the Strike Valley Overlook make me want to earn enough money so that I can afford cryogenic freezing. The reason: I would love to visit here again, and again, and again, and again. And most likely, one lifetime is not sufficient for taking in the views from here. The landscape is completely unique, as is the journey out here, whether you arrive coming west or east on the Burr Trail. Given that the Overlook is not by the main highway, you can usually have this place to yourself and the sun. As others have mentioned, bring an ample amount of water. This southern portion of Capital Reef is worth the pilgrimage.
  • Now here is a spot not many people will visit... And miss out big time! Not located on a common thoroughfare to begin with, getting to the overlook involves conquering a rough 3 mile 4 x 4 road and then a semi strenuous hike (at least in summer conditions) but is it ever worth it. The view over the water pocket fold and the spectacular variety of Utah typical geology reimburses for all the bumps one has to conquer, in order to get there.
  • Absolutely majestic view down to the valley along the Waterpocket Fold. Worth the time and efforts. The hike can be strenuous in summer. Carry plenty of water. The offroad trail requires a 4x4 vehicle with sufficient clearence. Quit and remote area and certainly not as crowded as in other areas in the park.
  • Rough two track 4x4 road leading in to the trailhead, a little ricky and sand but very worth the drive. Make sure you have enough clearance to get over the rocks without ripping stuff off your undercarriage.
  • Beautiful OverLook! Not for Sedans, but any stock Truck can make it. 4WD won't be necessary till it rains

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