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Long Canyon

Dead Horse Point Rd, Moab, UT
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Ranked #24 of 48 attractions in Moab
Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Planet earth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I asked the ranger at the canyonlands visitor center and she told me that that the only challenging part is after the first curve (going downhill) till about when you go under the big boulder. I parked the car at the curve, and walked down to check the road out. Walking back up as quite a hike..... I decided to... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This road is a great alternative to going back to Moab from Canyonlands or Dead Horse point. Timing: - evening is good to see the fins of the Behind the Rocks area, but by then most of the canyon itself will be in the shade - during the day will be best to see the canyon itself Finding the road:... More

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Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We finished the day we rented a Jeep on this trail. We came to the trailhead at highway 313 and drove out over a very flat boring area. Well that didn't last long. Soon we started our canyon descent. The switchbacks, narrow road, easy driving surface, and best of all the rock you drive under were great. Thankfully we didn't... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

We took this road this afternoon, in my magnum rt awd 07. I just have to say this road is not good to drive. They should at least make it a dirt road. It is not good for your car. We took this road to go from Moab to Dead Horse Point, man did we make a wrong choice? I... More

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Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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139 reviews 139 reviews
59 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This summer we visited Canyonlands NP and we were admired by the beauty of the place. From Dead Horse Point State Park I had noticed a trail (Shafer Trail) running along the rim and I asked at the Visitor Center if we could drive it. The ranger discouraged me because our intermediate SUV (Ford Escape) in his opinion was not... More

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Firestone, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We took UT-279 for a few miles - beautiful rock walls and even an arch. We tried to take Long Canyon Road to Dead Horse Point State Park in our Honda Accord. Needless to say, we made it 2/3 of the way but couldn't get over the peak. Had to turn around and go the "regular" way. If you have... More

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