This week we kick off the Grand Adventure 2023 travel season boondocking along the Burr Trail, a 75-mile route pioneered in the mid-1800s through one of the most sparsely populated areas in the lower 48. It's a rugged road connecting the tiny hamlet of Boulder in southern Utah with the even smaller locale called Bullfrog, on the shores of upper Lake Powell. It started out as a livestock trail, and it didn't change much for the next 75 years or so. Pioneer Josephine Catherine Chatterly Wood wrote in 1882 that the Burr Trail, “…is the most God-forsaken and wild-looking country that was ever traveled.” While camping we'll explore the area including a slot canyon, searching for ancient cliff dwellings, visiting Anasazi State Park, and of course traveling the entire route that passes through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park, so come along!
Filmed: April 28-May 5, 2023
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- 0:00 Intro
- 0:49 Burr Trail
- 2:03 Camping along the Burr Trail
- 4:09 Our new tow vehicle "The Beast"
- 4:55 Trials of RV life
- 6:55 SPONSOR: RV Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding
- 9:00 Boulder & Anasazi State Park
- 11:53 Hell's Backbone & Kiva Koffeehouse
- 14:06 Singing Canyon
- 16:07 Searching for cliff dwellings
- 19:16 Burr Trail to Bullfrog
- 27:02 Bullfrog on Lake Powell
- 28:08 Wrap-up and what's next
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Our campsite https://goo.gl/maps/DbndQNk4tcokBzBe7
- Anasazi State Park https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/anasazi/
- Kiva Koffeehouse https://www.kivakoffeehouse.com/
- Singing Canyon https://goo.gl/maps/xPYxMKyVkqAMYqRF9
- Camping in Bullfrog https://www.lakepowell.com/rv-camping/rv-camping-experience/
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