Slickrock Domes off the Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante

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Trip Report
Location:
Utah, United States, North America
Date Climbed/Hiked:
Oct 10, 2011
Activities:
Hiking, Scrambling
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Slickrock Domes off the Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante
Created On: Jan 29, 2012
Last Edited On: Jan 30, 2012

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 6507Point 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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