“Signs, signs, everywhere there’s a sign…” go the lyrics of the 1970 song written and performed by the Five Man Electrical Band. For RVers, signs are part of the lifestyle; they inform us of the distance to the next destination, tell us the services available at the next freeway exit, point the way to the campground at the end of a day’s travel and warn us of dreaded road construction. For the most part, we couldn’t RV without them, but there are times when they could impede us from enjoying some of the most memorable adventures available to a RVer. A case in point is the Burr Trail in Utah. First of all, the designation “trail” shouldn’t scare you off as the route was initially scouted and used as a cattle trail in the early development of the area. Since then it has been improved into a two lane road with the majority of it paved. However, as you proceed out of the small town of Boulder, Utah onto the Burr Trail you will encounter the following sign; NOTICE BURR TRAIL NOT RECOMMENDED FOR TRAILERS. EXTREME GRADES SHARP CURVES. While true there are extreme grades and sharp curves on the “trail“, anything really detrimental to RVs is past the end of the pavement and the points of interest where you and I would want to visit with our RVs anyway. Had my wife and I heeded the sign’s warning we would have missed experiencing one of the most spectacular sunrises ever among the Circle Cliffs of Utah!
Driving right past signs of impending doom, just another adventure in RVing!
Entrance to Burr Trail From Boulder, Utah
Awesome Sunrise Along the Burr Trail
Note the Trailer at Bottom Right