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Cattle trail which can be used by sport vehicles.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we had no idea how dangerous this drive would be. Now, after looking it up; it is listed in the dangerous drives online. LOL We were told by a ranger that it is was the way to view a lambing area in Potash. We...More

Thank Charweb722
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the Shafer Road / Potash Road trip from Canyonlands to Moab on August 24 2018 in a Dodge Grand Caravan carrying 7 people - 5 adults and 2 children. It was pretty stressful, there were three times when I got everyone out of the...More

1  Thank mimold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove the Shafer Trail down from Canyonlands to Moab with my family. I agree with much of the commentary here. The scenery is amazing. This is a great way to experience everything from the canyon rim to the floor. It's a perspective that you...More

Thank 05LegacyGT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hired a 4WD in Grand Junction to carry 6 people and set off for Dead Horse Point for around 11am. From Dead Horse Point you get a terrific vista of the Schafer Trail and what you'll be covering later on. By 12, we'd left to...More

Thank trig56
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved this! Really exciting thing to do - was so glad that we had a 4x4 to be able to do it. The views and the experience are superb.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We took Shafer Road down from Canyonlands, back to Moab. It was truly beautiful and for someone like me, a little fearful at times. The road winds down into the canyon where is flattens our, but is still rough. It then connects to other 4x4...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed July 30, 2018

If you are a off road Jeep lover, this is the place to go. There are many trails to take and some you don't think lead to anywhere, turns out to be a campsite! There is a variety of things to do from parking you...More

Thank prettilittlemamma
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We did rent a jeep @ Canyonlands Jeep in Moab, Steve provided a big cooler with ice. Me and my wife filled it with cold drinks and food and went out for an off road adventure.. All I can say we did book this Jeep...More

Thank Rick O
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My family and I did the trail from the top down. I was a little nervous at first but got use to the heights without guard rails. I left the suv in low gear and drove about 8 mph a third of the way down....More

3  Thank TERRY D
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

4WD was recommended for this trail but not required. We were in a Subaru Outback and it handled great!!! There are some very scary switchbacks going down into the canyon early on the trail. Get past those and it is just a super scenic, fun...More

Thank hartjf
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July 28, 2018|
Response from Rick O | Reviewed this property |
You can drive all the way to Moab!! A bit before the White Rim Rd you take the left into the Potash Rd. Follow this road all the way till you drive on the 279. In the corner of the 279 is a parking spot, you can hike to the... More
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Response from GRIMS | Reviewed this property |
I would not attempt it as it is quite a dangerous road and quite challenging especially with a caravan I would only attempt it with a good 4 wheel drive, and it would be a challenge even for a 4WD especially in bad weather... More