Burro Wash Trail | Capitol Reef Country

Burro Wash Trail

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LOCATION This trail is located 7.8 miles south of Hwy 24 on Notom- Bullfrog Road. TRAIL TYPE This trail is for hiking only. DISTANCE This trail is approx. 4 miles each direction, making the total distance approx. 8 miles. DIFFICULTY  Hard This hike is difficult. It is better if at least 2 people hike this together so they can help each other along. DESCRIPTION The trail starts out easy in an open wash area. Three miles into the slot canyons start and many obstacles that would be difficult for inexperienced hikers/climbers.
EQUIPMENT Bring climbing gear if you want to go beyond the obstacles at mile 4. ENVIRONMENT Burro Wash would be very dangerous in rainy weather due to flash flooding. SAFETY Be careful while hiking this trail. Falling may cause severe injury. Do not hike if there is any chance of rain in the area. TRAIL TIP Wear shoes or sandals that will be appropriate for walking in water. You may encounter places where you will walk or wade through pools of water.
Name (Click name below to view map) GPS Latitiude Longitude
Burro Wash Trail 38d10’52.72″ N 111d05’39.53″ W 38.181311 -111.094314
Get a closer look

Get a closer look

Because this trail is so difficult, it is easy to get caught up in just finishing it rather than enjoying it along the way. Make sure you take the time to experience the trail and get a closer look at the beauty, rather than just complete it.

Take in the views

The beautiful and unique Navajo Sandstone blankets the Burro Wash area. This trail is located right in the heart of the white rock, which sets it apart from the other slot canyons. This makes for fantanstic views that are unique in this area.
Take in the views
Do it at your own pace

Do it at your own pace

Bring your camera and a tripod for the best photographs in the darker areas of the slot canyons. Enjoy the adventure of negotiating the twists and turns of this narrow passage.
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