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Long Canyon

Dead Horse Point Rd, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Canyons
Description: Scenic canyon in Capitol Reef National Park.
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have taken Long Canyon several times for its spectacular views, easy access, pleasant drive and beautiful, desert terrain. Right outside Moab, well-marked and easy to find. Highly recommended.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Road began paved, then graveled, then dirt and then " is this a road? " . Beautiful scenery all the way but you must travel slowly. Were treated to the sighting of three desert bighorn sheep just after we cleared the huge rock. Would say part of "Pucker Pass" had a pucker factor of 11 out of 10! Dry weather... More

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Lakewood, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wow. Glad my 4x4 guide was experienced. Would not have done it in my own vehicle. It was an awesome road with great views and twists and turns.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A friend and I wanted to take a scenic route from Moab to Canyonlands. I found this on the map and didn't do any research, aka, finding photos/videos of the bat$&*# crazy road and deciding the path more traveled would be juuuuust fine. Cut to about an hour in (going up hill in a Subaru) and our bank of four-letter... More

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Golden, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The drive down from Dead Horse state park is a taste of Canyonland 4 wheeling without the need for 4 wheel. High clearance definitely recommended. The descent is easy if you "take it easy". Not in wet weather! You'll end up in Moab after descending to the Colorado river.

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Jamison, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You would think you were in the Grand Canyon. I guess that is why many movies use this location to substitute for the Grand Canyon. Best to drive a 4wheel drive vehicle. Take the drive from top to bottom for the best views. The canyon opens up in front of you. Take your camera!!!!!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We drove this as a loop drive. We started on the Shafer Trail/Potash Rd. We had trouble finding it on Potash. Long Canyon is not marked. It just starts in the parking lot for Jug Handle Arch. It was a little concerning at first because we did not know if we were on the right road or not. We knew... More

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Malaga, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Drove it both ways in my 97 Jeep Wrangler. Passed people both ways up and down the pass. The main attraction, the rock that you drive under is closer to to the Moab side off the Potash road. It can be rough in spots and a vehicle with good clearance (SUV, Outback, Forester, Cross over is plenty). I drove it... More

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Oakwood, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a fantastic canyon. If you have a 4x4 this is a Moab must do. The guide book recommends to do this from the top down; the views are better this way.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We didn't have a lot of time after driving down from Salt Lake and visiting Dead Horse Point. We could see the light was fading but we wanted a nice off-road drive on our first day. Long Canyon was perfect. We didn't see any other vehicles the whole way down and got to enjoy Potash Road for a good ways... More

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