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--
Small hoodoos on Point 6507--
Sand and sandstone...
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.
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