The Notom-Bullfrog Road is one of the most scenic backroads in the country. The views that open from the 96.5 km road are just spectacular. It goes parallel to the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wonder and the main attraction in the Capitol Reef National Park.
This unique nature formation stretches over 160 km from Utah’s Thousand Lake Mountain to the Colorado River. You can also observe the Henry Mountains and Strike Valley along your way. Those who want to hike a little bit may find several trails and popular spots starting from the road, such as Burro Wash, Cottonwood Wash, and Sheets Gulch slot canyons. All of them are located close to each other, which is very convenient for hikers. Often they are filled with water, so travellers have to swim or wade through them.
The surface of the road is natural, sandy and gravel, which makes it sometimes impossible even for 4 WD, especially in wet weather or after recent storms or floods. The best months are considered April through June and September through October. Still, it would be wise of you to check with the visitor centre for the road conditions before you starting your adventure.