Long Canyon Road Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Long Canyon Road Trail is a 14.9 mile out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
14.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2362 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

nature trips

off road driving

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

off road driving
5 days ago

Our first real off-road trail, unbelievable views and great experience!

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

off road driving
2 months ago

Ran this uphill with a Subaru Outback (modified) pulling an offroad trailer/camper. It was 2nd week of March. Road had a grader and a dozer working the switchbacks up to the fallen boulder. We made it past the boulder, but bogged in the sand/rocks between the boulder and Pucker pass. Had to unhitch and turnaround. Would have been no problem without the trailer, or downhill. Next time will go up Shafer and down Long. Passing under the boulder is a unique experience. The views on this trail are exceptional.

off road driving
4 months ago

7 months ago

Great scenic trail !

off road driving
Sunday, April 26, 2015

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.

off road driving
Sunday, February 01, 2015

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.

off road driving
Saturday, March 09, 2013

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.

off road driving
Saturday, October 06, 2012

If you start at the top the views are better. Just make sure the driver isn't distracted too much.

off road driving
Thursday, March 01, 2012

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.