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Slickrock Domes off the Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante
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Slickrock Domes off the Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante

 
Slickrock Domes off the Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Object Title: Slickrock Domes off the Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante

Date Climbed/Hiked: Oct 10, 2011

Activities: Hiking, Scrambling

 

Page By: Bob Sihler

Created/Edited: Jan 29, 2012 / Jan 30, 2012

Object ID: 773961

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Made for Wandering

Between Boulder and Deer Creek, the Burr Trail (a paved road for most of its length and not a real trail anymore) twists for about six miles through a wilderness of slickrock domes, mesas, and buttes. A few are named-- including Sugarloaf and Durffey Mesa-- but almost all are not. These formations present wanderers with delightful opportunities.

This trip report photographically documents an ascent of Point 6507-- 37.86988 N and 111.36869 W-- and highlights the scenery one will experience out here.

A sampling of the area--


 
Slickrock Dome
 
 
Slickrock Dome
 
 
Point 6507
Point 6507



Small hoodoos on Point 6507--


 
Hoodoo
 
 
Sandstone Scene
 



Sand and sandstone...


 
Sand and Shadow
 
 
Sandstone Piece
 
 
Patterns on Sandstone
 



Volcanic signs--


 
Volcanic Rocks
 
 
Volcanic Rock
 



Are you an amateur geologist or just someone who thinks rocks are cool? On the slopes out here, there are hundreds of minerals to check out. Don't take them, though; as this is a national monument, collecting is illegal.


 
Mineral
 
 
Mineral
 
 
Mineral
 
 
Mineral
 

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