Long Canyon is a nice easy drive for most 4×4 vehicles that offers great views of Long Canyon and the La Sal Mountains. This trail makes a good loop when combined with the Potash Road/Shafer Trail, and also works well as a shortcut back to Moab after visiting Dead Horse State Park or the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands.
The majority of this trail is pretty smooth, however, there are a few bumpy sections; especially when you head through Pucker Pass where it gets both narrow and bumpy. There is also a great photo opportunity where you have to pass under a large boulder that fell from a cliff above creating a natural tunnel.
Don’t forget to check out Jug Handle Arch near the bottom of the canyon by highway 279.
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