40 yrs bike touring
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Santa Barbara,CA.
Bikes: Bruce Gordon Ti Rock N Road , Fat Chance Mountain Tandem 
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Long Canyon and the Burr Trail are a great choice. Just beautiful. I would call the ranger at Boulder,Utah or at the Capitol Reef Headquarters for current conditions.
The road surface changes with the degree of rain each year-rockfall, exposed gravel and imbedded rocks. If you are heading East the distance between the pavement end and next paved portion is under 20 miles as I recall. [Maybe more of it is paved by now!
The main problem that I had there a few years ago was at the East end of the Burr Trail- deep sand through the E-W notch crossing the Water Pocket Fold heading toward Bull Frog Basin. I could have used a wider tire with more air volume for more float in the sandy portions.