Originally Posted by Mexray
We were on our way to meet our folks at Canyonlands Nat Park in Utah and plunged 'down' the infamous Shafer Trail...! It's a narrow dirt track, with many switchbacks and breath taking scenery...!
Yes, Shafer Trail is pretty amazing. I drove up it in the F250 last year (without Airstream!!)
On the flat part, portions were so rough that a Suburban driver commented to me he was bottoming out... not a happy camper.
On the final climb to the top, on a couple of the switchbacks I needed to back-n-fill just to get the truck around them.
One of the outdoor shops in Moab had a picture of a class C spanning a gully, rear wheels in the air. The caption read "don't trust your GPS in this area". In fact, from downtown Moab, my GPS suggested Shafer Trail as a route up to Dead Horse Point. Big mistake if you didn't have a high clearance 4x4...