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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Scenic canyon in Capitol Reef National Park.

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Yes! That Pucker Pass!

We drove 06 RAV4 AWD down the canyon. The whole trail is deceivingly easy except for Pucker Pass. We did not know how bad it was. But a park ranger at Canyonlands gave us plenty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Murray, Utah
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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove 06 RAV4 AWD down the canyon. The whole trail is deceivingly easy except for Pucker Pass. We did not know how bad it was. But a park ranger at Canyonlands gave us plenty of warnings. We went down anyway. The Jew along the trail was great. While it is only a 6 mile or so ride, it took... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

For all you true 4WD enthusiasts who like your trail rough and technical, this review is not for you. I am writing this for the casual 4 wheeler tourist who is looking for a little fun while in Moab. Think twice before tackling this trail. From the bottom up it is a good 1500 foot climb and the trail is... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We hadn't read the reviews before taking this on and we did the descent with a rented Canyonlands Jeep with raised suspension and wide tyres. The description of the road as a wide gravel track for the first mile or so can very easily lead 2WD vehicles into getting suckered in and the problem is that once you leave this... More 

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1 Thank astroian
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Definitely serious 4wd only as of June 22, 2016. Lower section is easy to drive in 2wd until you hit the first switchback. Gets steeper and rockier. At the leaning rock, it's only passable in 4wd. We set our 2001 grand Cherokee in 4wd lo after the first switchback and kept it there until the top. Pucker pass has sections... More 

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Huntsville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

If you start from the bottom, the trail starts out as an easy gravel road, no 4wd needed. At the first major switchback we changed to 4wd hi and began climbing. There were new boulders on the road that had not been cleared, but we managed to get around all of them. Then, maybe half a mile after the tunnel... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

We have taken Long Canyon several times for its spectacular views, easy access, pleasant drive and beautiful, desert terrain. Right outside Moab, well-marked and easy to find. Highly recommended.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

Road began paved, then graveled, then dirt and then " is this a road? " . Beautiful scenery all the way but you must travel slowly. Were treated to the sighting of three desert bighorn sheep just after we cleared the huge rock. Would say part of "Pucker Pass" had a pucker factor of 11 out of 10! Dry weather... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Wow. Glad my 4x4 guide was experienced. Would not have done it in my own vehicle. It was an awesome road with great views and twists and turns.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

A friend and I wanted to take a scenic route from Moab to Canyonlands. I found this on the map and didn't do any research, aka, finding photos/videos of the bat$&*# crazy road and deciding the path more traveled would be juuuuust fine. Cut to about an hour in (going up hill in a Subaru) and our bank of four-letter... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The drive down from Dead Horse state park is a taste of Canyonland 4 wheeling without the need for 4 wheel. High clearance definitely recommended. The descent is easy if you "take it easy". Not in wet weather! You'll end up in Moab after descending to the Colorado river.

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