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Description: Cattle trail which can be used by sport vehicles.

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We drove this track on recommendation of a fellow traveller who said we would be fine in our F250. Well, we have an 8 ft tray and I can tell you, it was not easy to negotiate the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful place but a dangerous and scary road. We went with an experience guy who was super nice and knew his way around it. I was so scared that I couldn't enjoyed it. I was so upset with myself. I wish I knew how dangerous it was before going. I will never to it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We drove this track on recommendation of a fellow traveller who said we would be fine in our F250. Well, we have an 8 ft tray and I can tell you, it was not easy to negotiate the switchbacks, having to back up to get around and not being able to see the road in front of us. Pretty scary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great first stop on your way into canyonlands I recommend doing the hike in the morning but the overlook is pretty at any point during the day.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We started from Canyonlands going down the hill with 2 wheel drive car. We took great caution and made it to the bottom fine.But the real challenge was to get to the highway to go back to Moab. I can tell now anyone who wants to do the same. Do not attempt this trail unless you have 4wheel drive. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you have a 4WD and are not too afraid of heights it's worth to drive down. We enjoyed the scenery very much.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Can be drive by most 2WD vehicles with reasonable clearance. Nice alternate road back to Moab (connects with the Potash Road just outside of Moab). Great views and lots of switchbacks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I went on Shafer Trail after noticing it from the Island In The Sky Welcome Center. We hadn't planned on going on it, but I found it on the park map and decided to take it on out way out. Wonderful views of the canyon! Just take it real slow and watch for oncoming vehicles-you will want... More 

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San Ramon, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were a little nervous after reading some reviews here that talked about people being nervous/scared. We've only driven a few off-road trails before. We drove this trail in our Infiniti QX80 (4x4, never took it out of 4x4 hi), and it was a thoroughly enjoyable drive. Shafer Trail is an easier, groomed drive vs. Potash Road - there were... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Pulse Raising Drive through the canyon., giving magnificent views. A very narrow road which is 2 way with very sharp bends

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you're driver isn't an idiot it is safe to do! Other reviews seem to claim otherwise, but it simply takes a little bit of an adventurous side to LOVE this trail. This is such a cool trail, and I would definitely recommend anyone to do it with the disclaimer that for the average traveller I would recommend to have... More 

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