Trip Ideas

If you only have an afternoon you’ll need to start planning your next trip now! If you are passing through town at mealtime there are several great restaurants to choose from. Check out a gallery or gift shop and take some time to visit the Anasazi State Park. Have a picnic under the trees at the park. Unlike most towns, Boulder has no downtown. The commercial zone is spread out for a mile along Hwy 12 from the intersection of the Burr Trail. It’s a very small town. If you need directions, just ask a local.

If you have a day, add a hike or a horseback ride to your itinerary. Take a drive down the Burr Trail into Long Canyon. You can continue into the Water Pocket Fold portion of Capital Reef National park to see the geology of the area standing on its ear!  The best way to experience the magic of ‘Boulder time’ is to base your explorations of the area at one of our comfortable lodgings or nearby campgrounds and spend a few days
or weeks.

Let your days unfold with sunshine and birdcall. Have your nights close with quiet, starry skies. The landscape of slickrock beckons. By the way, slickrock is the local term for the bare sandstone mesas that define this area.   There are only a few trails through the 2+ million acres of the GSENM. Unless you are a seasoned desert rat its best to hire a guide for your adventures. Slot canyons, water pockets and desert springs, slickrock mesas, petroglyph panels and ancient ruins abound in the canyon country. During the summer months, Boulder Mountain’s lakes and streams are havens for fisher folk. Trails traverse high aspen forests offering big views, solitude and cooler temperatures.

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Kodachrome Basin State Park

Price to enter park:  8 bucks. Kodachrome Basin turned out to be a beautiful little place, with a few very nice hikes.  It's off Highway 12 in Cannonville, about 12 miles down the road.  There's camping/rv spots, but we did a day hike and then went to Tropic had...

Slot Canyon on the Burr Trail

Here is a lovely little slot canyon (which some locals call Singing Canyon) down the Burr Trail.  It's a mere 100 feet from the road and is small yet stunning.  If you've never seen a slot canyon this is a great introductory because it's easy to get to and wide enough...