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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Cattle trail which can be used by sport vehicles.

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$138.05*
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Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands National Park
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$85.00*
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Canyonlands Backcountry 4x4 Half Day Tour

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Scariest Ride of my LIFE !!

After talking to a Ranger we took this dirt trail back to Moab, It took 4 hours dropped 5000 feet down sheer Canyons no safety barriers few passing places and thankfully no one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cluckypete
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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After talking to a Ranger we took this dirt trail back to Moab, It took 4 hours dropped 5000 feet down sheer Canyons no safety barriers few passing places and thankfully no one daft enough to take this trail My wife sued for Divorce several times and got out and walked in the narrowest and steepest bends When we finally... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I own a Jeep Patriot with front wheel drive and was seriously considering doig the trail on my own. I consulted someone experienced who recommended I travel from bottom to top of the trail to save my brakes on the step and numerous switchbacks. I consulted comments on this site and found a wide range of recommendations from "did it... More 

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Thank Robert G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took this trail with my mom, who turned 70 this year. We both loved it. Only wish it was bit longer. It was fairly quick to the bottom. She was enjoying more than I did as I was the one driving. We took this trail to Potash Rd to Moab as we heard that it'll take 11 hours to... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We elected to take the Shafer Trail Road to Potash Road as an alternate route back to Moab from Canyonlands. The park ranger at the visitor center encouraged us and said it would save us time. While the signs caution 4WD as necessary, we proceeded in our AWD Outback based on the ranger. This road is not for the faint... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All of this area is awesome and full of beautiful red rocks, the landscape is awesome, you can see where the River cut the Valley. We had left Arizona and were on our way to South Dakota for a Granddaughter's Wedding. It was Apr. 2015.

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Thank Kay6677
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

A great offroad trail for beginners; nothing too hairy and you can manage in an AWD/4WD with 8-9 inch clearance. Note that you need a proper 4WD to do the White Rim Trail.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

It was a great path but you can just stop and look and photograph the sights of all the rocks formations. Walk, and see everytging

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

I drove the Potash Rd. out of Moab to the 4-mile detour to Musselman Arch via the White Rim Trail then finishing with the Shafer Switchbacks. This route is considered an "easy" 4WD trail. You can probably get by with high clearance, however this is not an invitation for the stupid with a minivan. There is some shelf rock in... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

This offers great view of the entire view of the canyon this trail is long however you wont regret the time spend when you reach the end.

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Rigby, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We have both driven and bicycled this trail. It's fun! Several times when I have been at the bottom and looked back up at the trail, I have thought, who thought they could make a trail here that could be driven? You can camp at Airport which is a short distance away, or turn the opposite direction, drive just outside... More 

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