Your Guide to Attractions and Activities on Utah's Scenic Byways

Notom Road Scenic Backway

What you're in for

Paved (11 mi.) and gravel road
Passenger cars in good weather
May be impassable when wet
34 miles (one way) to Burr Trail

The Notom Road Scenic Backway leads from Highway 24, along the east side of Capitol Reef National Park to the junction of Burr Trail Road in the southern section of the Park. Plan for up to two hours of drive time one-way.

Relish the views along this backway as it skirts along the eastern edge of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wonder that runs the length of this road. Several narrow canyons cut through this tilted strata and the effort spent exploring them is well rewarded by the spectacular geology.