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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  • What a magnificent vista to tempt you as you enter the park, whetting your appetite for the delights to come. It gives you a glimpse of the Shafer Trail which you should partake in via a thrilling... 
    What a magnificent vista to tempt you as you enter the park, whetting your appetite for the delights to come. It gives you a glimpse of the Shafer Trail which you should partake in via a thrilling...  more »
  • Overwhelming views- vistas are so large. Huge area to view, with some great scenery. Definitely a great place to visit. 
    Overwhelming views- vistas are so large. Huge area to view, with some great scenery. Definitely a great place to visit.  more »
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  • Comparing to other overlooks from the island in the sky, the view here is just average. What so special about this place is that you can hike a little bit to the spot where is the neck of the island in the sky. Consider a few feet away from both side of the road are sheer drops of 100 feet, isn't cool?
  • 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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