Shafer Trail, Canyonlands National Park

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Shafer Trail is located in Canyonlands National Park. Plan your visit to Shafer Trail and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Canyonlands National Park online vacation builder .
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  • I've read some reviews of this trail on other sites and certainly you can take the switchbacks down without a high clearance vehicle, but if you are driving all the way to Moab you need it. The switch...  more »
  • Fantastic views and vistas everywhere. Interesting Potash plant along the way on the lower part. A lot of different looks and areas. Would not take a Car (I like my oil pan were it is :) ) Definitely ...  more »
  • Ideally to do in final of potash road! The rise may be distressing to some, but sumptuous c. It is absolutely necessary to have a 4 * 4 to limit the risk.
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Where to stay in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park offers camping in two first-come, first-served campgrounds and various primitive sites throughout the park. Most park visitors opt to stay in the nearby town of Moab, which offers plenty of places to rest in the form of national chain motels, rustic inns with a Southwestern vibe, and lodges. A few bed and breakfasts sit north and south of town on the way to the park, and a couple of ranches and lodges lie a bit farther from town, offering more luxurious digs in the majestic setting of southern Utah's high desert.
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