Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Hamburger Rocks Trail

Latitude, Longitude: 37.713770, -110.932903

The Hamburger Rocks are small dark colored hoodoos with hamburger-like shapes within the Navajo sandstone. The white colored slope they are perched on accentuates the rocks. The route is unmarked and carrying a topographic map is recommended. The hike is extremely hot in summer; carry adequate water. Water can usually be found at the Muley Tanks about 200 yards north of Hamburger Rocks but would need to be purified. Use caution in narrow canyons during the flash flood season (July-September).

Total round trip distance is 9-miles from Halls Creek overlook or 12-miles from The Post parking area. The hike can be done as a long day hike or an overnight backpacking trip. Backcountry permits are required for all overnight trips and can be obtained at the visitor center.


Halls Creek Overlook is located on a spur road 4 miles west of the Notom-Bullfrog Road. The road is rough and sometimes requires four-wheel drive. The Notom-Bullfrog Road is hard-packed dirt and is usually passable to passenger cars. Total distance from Hwy 24 is 57.6 miles.
The Post parking area is located at the end of a short spur road 3-miles south of the Notom-Bullfrog and Burr Trail Roads junction. Total distance from Hwy 24 is approximately 37 miles.