Strike Valley Overlook - Capital Reef UT

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Re: Strike Valley Overlook - Capital Reef UT

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Chicago Transplant wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:53 am
Scott P wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:18 am
Chicago Transplant wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:46 am Lower Muley Twist was fun
If you ever go back, Upper Muley Twist is a lot better.
Thanks, I will! Its a nice area and worth going back. There seem to be a lot of opportunities to explore down there.
Especially if you backpack in. Halls Creek Narrows and the surrounding area is outstanding.
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Re: Strike Valley Overlook - Capital Reef UT

Post by dhaines »

Just want to let everyone know that what everyone said is true :-D

My plans changed and I got to leave a few hours earlier than planned, so I took the long way from Hanksville to Torrey. From Hanksville, I took UT 95, then UT 276 to BLM roads to cut across to the Burr Trail (rather than going farther south to Glen Canyon area, then back north). The BLM roads were spicy in places but nothing too difficult for a careful AWD driver. Notom Bullfrog was easy, even within the park. The Burr Trail switchbacks are steep, but still tourist level ability. I parked at the Upper Muley Twist (marked as the 2WD trailhead on some maps), but easily could have gone all the way to the 4WD trailhead. I didn't mind hiking ~3 miles after all the time in the car. And sure enough there was a Subaru at the 4WD Strike Vally trailhead.

Detailing whether it was worth the long drive would take many more words, but in summary ,yes depending on your ability and expectations.

Thanks for being a great resource!
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Re: Strike Valley Overlook - Capital Reef UT

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cougar wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:14 am Upper Mukey Twist loop is good, lots of arches and a slot. Some other slot hikes in the area like sheets gulch and burro wash. Generally less crowded area of the park.
Upper Muley Twist is a great hike. Here are two photos:
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