Shafer Trail

Shafer Trail entrance in Canyonlands National Park

19.6 mile dirt road near Moab, Utah

The function of Shafer Trail has changed through the years; from a route made by Native Americans to access resources on the mesa top, to a trail for sheepherders moving flocks to better foraging in wintertime, and then a road for trucks moving loads of uranium from the backcountry to market. Today, the Shafer Trail is a challenging, unpaved back-country road for recreational users seeking the experience of a lifetime.