In any case, our first ride with the lift kit and taller tires was through Long Canyon. The ride proved to be much smoother (pictures and comments below) and we now look forward to riding some of the more difficult trails. We have two more weeks remaining of our five week stay here at the Portal RV Resort and are looking forward to going on quite a few more of the rides listed in The Guide To Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails.
Thanks to Doug Sorensen , Jim Horne, TERAFLEX and Toyo Tires, we are more excited about the world our Pearl the Jeep has opened up for us than we ever imagined we would be.
Long Canyon was the first 4X4 trail we took in Pearl after her make-over. We chose to drive from top to bottom to enjoy the views.
We headed out on Hwy 191 north from Moab, went about 12 miles and turned left on Hwy 313, went southwest about 14.5 miles and then turned left toward Dead Horse Point St Park.
We went another 1.6 miles and then turned left on a wide dirt road. This part of the trail travels across Big Flat.
The trail narrows as it winds through the sandstone-walled canyon. The views were quite the WOW!
Hence, this trail is sometimes called Pucker Pass. The canyon walls were right there beside us and as I looked up, the sky was so blue...so pretty!
I have to say...the big boulder was one of the reasons I wanted to do Long Canyon. No trip to Moab is quite complete without a picture of your vehicle going under it.
The shelf road part of the trail seems very narrow, but actually there is enough room to pass and several spots for pull-offs.
High clearance 4WDs are recommended, but our guide says that any high clearance vehicle is acceptable.
As we neared the end of the trail, the LaSal Mountains came into view.
Just as we reached the end of the trail, before we turned left onto Potash Road, we looked up and saw Jug Handle Arch...a nice ending to an awesome morning!
We weren't the only riders enjoying the day...
A view of the canyon from the start of the trail.
Hope everyone has a great week...the weather calls for 100+ temps this week in Moab. We will be up and out early for sure!
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