Long Canyon Road Trail is a 14.9 mile out and back trail located near Moab, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
off road driving
Great scenic trail !
We drove this road out of Moab to get to Dead Horse Point State Park. Worth the effort a minimal 4wd road with a really fun rockfall tunnel to drive through. Next time we will drive down the road, the views and experience going through the tunnel will be better in that direction.
We always tell our out of town guests to go up the Shafer trail then come back on the Long Canyon trail. Stopping to visit Dead Horse Point state park on the way. This makes for a fantastic loop trip up to I Sky and back to town. Very scenic and maybe a little scary if your nervous about heights.
We drove this trail in May of 2011. The road had just been repaired from many washouts. The upper end (Pucker Pass) is quite narrow.
If you start at the top the views are better. Just make sure the driver isn't distracted too much.
Long Canyon connects the high Dead Horse Point area with Rt 279 back to Moab, it decends 2200' in 7.2 miles. The trail itself is a wide gravel road except at Pucker Pass where it gets very narrow. Along with my sons Ron and Bob, we did this trail as part of a loop trip. First, Jeeping down the White Rim Trail to Lathrop Canyon then up the awesome Shafer Trail and finally returning to Moab via Long Canyon Trail. The trail was easy and scenic, notable was the giant fallen rock you had to drive under that lay across the trail. After the long day we had it was an enjoyable way back to town.