Long Canyon is a scenic off-road detour that cuts through the red rock canyons between Canyonlands National Park and Moab, Utah. This downhill route provides panoramic views of sandstone fins along the banks of the Colorado River with the La Sal Mountains at the horizon. Contrary to what the name suggests, Long Canyon is a fairly short drive easily completed in an hour.
During an adventurous close-up ride through towering red rock you’ll encounter a massive boulder that has fallen from the clifftop above and now rests leaning against the canyon wall, and the only way around it is to go under! Crumbling red rock reveals the early stages of arches being formed along this less traveled route. This exciting drive is probably one of the most scenic and secluded routes in the area. After reaching the pavement, conclude your journey with quick roadside stops at Jug Handle Arch and the Potash Rock Art Panel.