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Canyonlands National Park White Rim Trail by 4x4
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Cattle trail which can be used by sport vehicles.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“potash road” (28 reviews)
“wheel drive” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Bring your high clearance 4x4 or rent one and check out this trail! You can go out for a couple hours or get back country camping permits and spend a couple days doing the entire trail! lots of places on the switch backs where its...More

2  Thank Heaven L
Reviewed 27 November 2016

It is a scenic drive with some steep rocky areas. The scenery is beautiful and not a crowded destination in the fall. Would be great jeep trekking

1  Thank lifeis2goodtimes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I read several reviews after our trip along the entire length of Shafer Trail. I agree that the views along the trail are awesome, even better than from the paved roads and hiking trails within the park. We started our drive from the east along...More

1  Thank LakeMotel
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was told after asking if the road below was for bicycles or what? If I had know it was so dangerous afterwards I would probably not gone. This road drops over 4,000 feet quickly to the canyon floor. The top view is where Thelma...More

3  Thank meken
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a fun adventurous road which ends near the Potash Plant outside Moab. Shafer Trail starts in Island in the Sky (CanyonlandsNP) down a hair raising weaving (good but narrow) dirt road down the mesa. Several Big Horned Sheep ran in front of our...More

1  Thank SteamboatTravelers
Reviewed 26 September 2016 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...More

Thank Cluckypete
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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...More

2  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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...More

1  Thank Benny H
Reviewed 7 September 2016

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...More

Thank BBTX60
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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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