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Strike Valley Overlook

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Takes awhile to get there, but unforgettable view

From the Burr Trail, you can either take a 4WD road to the trailhead to the short Strike Valley... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Oakland, California
Rewarding hike, amazing view

From the Burr trail road, there is a road that connects to the Upper Muley Twist Canyon, this is... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Paris - France
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Stunning scenic overlook.
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

From the Burr Trail, you can either take a 4WD road to the trailhead to the short Strike Valley Overlook trail or walk about 3 miles along a fairly level dry streambed to get to the overlook trailhead. My Subaru Forester certainly could have made...More

Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
Reviewed 8 April 2017

From the Burr trail road, there is a road that connects to the Upper Muley Twist Canyon, this is the road you have to go to. About a quarter mile after the connection, there is a parking lot for those who do not have a...More

Thank Globetrekkiegirl
Reviewed 26 December 2016

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....More

1  Thank stevie128
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...More

Thank ajoyinme
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.

Thank 58MMS
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...More

2  Thank Insouciant1
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...More

Thank Kevin S
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

Thank Pete M
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...More

6  Thank ludovicvn
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...More

1  Thank MarkSlosberg
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