Canyonlands National Park Sights

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Shafer Trail

Shafer Trail Review

This road was probably first established by ancient Native Americans, but in the early 1900s ranchers used it to drive cattle into the canyon. Originally narrow and rugged, it was upgraded during the uranium boom, when miners hauled ore by truck from the canyon floor. Check out the road's winding route down canyon walls from Shafer Canyon Overlook before you drive it to see why it's mostly used by daring four-wheelers and energetic mountain bikers. It descends 1,400 feet to the White Rim.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off main road, less than 1 mile from park entrance, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, UT, 84532
  • Location: Canyonlands National Park
Updated: 11-05-2013

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