No roads cross up and over the Waterpocket Fold except this one. John Burr built the trail in the 1880s to move cattle. The trail climbs 800 feet (243 meters) in less than a half-mile (0.8 kilometers). The trail was turned into a road in 1948 by the Atomic Energy Commission to aid in uranium mining. It's steep but wide and easy to drive. It's much less scary than the Mokee Dugway which we'll see later.
Where's the road? Right ahead in that gap in the rocks.
Capitol Reef National Park
Part of the Great American West series.
This is my 3,000th post! Many thanks to my friends on aminus3 for keeping photography interesting and helping me up my game.