Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park

The main view looking down into the canyon that Shafer Trail goes in to.

Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park is an off-roading experience and an incredible drive. It begins in Canyonlands and can be driven all the way through to Potash Road leading you back in the town of Moab. The views are stunning the whole drive, and it’s a nice way to break up some of the sight seeing and hiking as well.

Thelma and Louise Point along the drive through Shafer Trail.

We ended up driving Shafer Trail just by happenstance, and it turned out to be one of our favorite experiences on our trip! Our day started with a hike to Funnel Arch and a stop by the ‘birthing scene’ petroglyphs on the way back out of Kane Creek Blvd. From there we headed into Moab to stock up on some groceries and have an ‘ice cream break’.

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Corona Arch Hiking Trail in Moab

The back view of Corona Arch in Moab.

Corona Arch Hiking Trail is a popular trail in Moab. It’s one of the largest arches near Moab and it’s absolutely spectacular! It’s not within Arches National Park so there’s extra recreation in this area as well. You’ll have a blast on this hike and it’s mostly family friendly as well, (see details below).

Parasailing through the Corona Arch in Moab.
1st paraglider sails on through Corona Arch!

Corona Arch was one of our favorite hikes from our time in Moab. Even though we usually prefer really quiet trails, this one wasn’t too busy! We also got super lucky and arrived at the arch just in time to see some paragliders come through.

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