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Long Canyon

Dead Horse Point Rd, Moab, UT
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Ranked #22 of 50 attractions in Moab
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Canyons
Description: Scenic canyon in Capitol Reef National Park.
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Cincinnati
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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
63 helpful votes 63 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Big bay mi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Traveled down the Colorado River & up Long Canyon in a rented Rubicon to go to Canyonlands National Park & Dead Horse, then out on Shafer Trail. This drive provided great fun, spectacular views. Great way to spend 6 hours in Moab

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Vero Beach FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I took a Ford Explorer up from Highway 191 to Gemini Arches, then continued on to Dead Horse State Park, then took the Long Canyon road, through Pucker Pass and down into the Canyon - a great experience, especially driving under a bus sized and shaped boulder hanging on the drop off side of the road soon after entering the... More

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Pasadena, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We have been going down Long Canyon for several years. It's our favorite road. We Jeeped it last time we were there in August of 2013. Loved every minute. Not too difficult. Seems they have filled in the sandy area with some rocks. Can't wait til next year to drive it again!

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