Top Adventures in Boulder

  • Drive the Burr Trail Scenic Backway

    The Burr Trail is a 66 miles mostly-paved road connecting Boulder, Utah / Highway 12 with the Notom-Bullfrog road that passes through some of the most scenic (and largely untouched) painted-rock backcountry in three of our national parks/monuments...

    66 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Backpack Death Hollow in Grand Staircase-Escalante

    The most popular route into Death Hollow is from the Boulder airstrip near the town of Boulder, Utah.  The trailhead for the Boulder Mail Trail begins, or ends here depending on which way you are hiking.  Leave a car at the Highway 12 bridge over ...

    22 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike to Upper Calf Creek Falls

    Finding the trailhead for the Upper Calf Creek Falls can be a little difficult. Head east out of Escalante and follow highway 12 for about 20.6 miles. There will be a dirt turnout on the left hand side that leads to a dirt parking lot and a trail ...

    2.2 miles

  • Camp at Deer Creek Campground

    Deer Creek campground is off of the Burr Scenic drive and right outside of the lower part of Capitol Reef National Park. This campground is perfect if you are driving from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef. There are a total of 7 tent sites in the camp...

  • Camp and Fish Deer Creek Lake

    There is something magical about Deer Creek Lake. The views are amazing, the hike is revitalizing, and the mountain air speaks to your soul. Stars seem to shine brighter here than any other trip you will go on. Out here, it is you and the wild. Yo...

    2.7 miles 702 ft gain

  • Hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls

    The trailhead for lower calf creek falls begins at the Calf Creek Campground. There is a small fee to park in the campground and a larger fee if you plan on camping in the campground. There is potable water and outhouses at the trailhead but parki...

    6 miles

  • Night Photography at Calf Creek Falls

    This is a popular destination for campers and tourist hikers alike, so get there early to snag a campsite if you plan on staying the night. Once you have a site, explore the area during the day while the falls are packed and hit the trail around 7...

  • Hike to Escalante Natural Bridge

    This is a 3.2 mile hike in the Escalante River Canyon near Escalante, Utah. This hike features a number of brief river crossings, so be prepared to get wet! The hike traverses a number of small boulder fields and dense riverside vegetation before ...

    3.2 miles

  • Camp at Oak Creek Campground

    This campground is extremely easy to get to and is in a good location. It is located in the Dixie National Forest along Utah highway 12. The campground has a total of 9 spots most are good for small RV but nothing longer than 20ft. The campground ...

  • Backpack the Escalante River

    The Escalante River trail is an easily accessible, moderately strenuous hike within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The national monument encompasses over 2 million acres of wilderness, choc-full of large canyons, narrow slot canyons,...

    14 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike to the Cosmic Ashtray

    ...As a frequent traveler, what's always motivated my travels were locations that have either been on my bucket list, or are places that are photogenic and a little off the beaten path. During my recent 3 week road trip through Northern Arizona an...

    8 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Zebra Slot Canyon

    This place is just outside of Escalante, Utah, about 6 miles drive down the Hole in the Rock Road / BLM 200. You will see a small parking lot on the right side, the trailhead is not marked, but it's right cross the road from parking lot, once you ...

    4.8 miles

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