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Shafer Canyon Overlook, Canyonlands National Park

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#5 of 15 in Nature in Canyonlands National Park
Canyon · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • This overlook is definitely worth at least a quick stop. A short walk from the parking lot leads to nice views of this canyon and at times you may see vehicles driving down the dirt road into the... 
    This overlook is definitely worth at least a quick stop. A short walk from the parking lot leads to nice views of this canyon and at times you may see vehicles driving down the dirt road into the...  more »
  • Viewing the trail from the overlook gives appreciation for how narrow the trail was; I can only imagine how it was getting cattle moved on this trail. Easy access to view and have amazing views. 
    Viewing the trail from the overlook gives appreciation for how narrow the trail was; I can only imagine how it was getting cattle moved on this trail. Easy access to view and have amazing views.  more »
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  • Near to the visitor center, has great view! Short trail (~5 minute) to the farther end of the viewpoint. It was fun seeing windy roads that leads down to the bottom of the canyon. Plenty of parking. Recommend stopping by.
  • Located within Canyonlands national park, this overlook is a MUST SEE. My pictures don't begin to do it justice. The absolute coolest part of it all is the view of the Shafer Trail, a rugged (and treacherous) road that we were not adventurous enough to traverse. We spent a good chunk of time simply watching the tiny vehicles make their way up the STEEP road.

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