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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Stunning scenic overlook.

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Rewarding hike, amazing view

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... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Paris - France
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Paris - France
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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 4WD car with high clearance. We parked there, There are then 4 kms to reach... More 

Thank Globetrekkiegirl
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 27 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. In dry conditions, it is achievable in a high-clearance vehicle. I was able to do... More 

1 Thank stevie128
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Reviewed 19 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 

Thank ajoyinme
Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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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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 

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 6 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
Lier, Belgium
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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 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

1 Thank MarkSlosberg
Frisco, TX
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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 

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