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Shafer Trail Road Will Close Intermittently for Required Maintenance in October and November

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News Release Date: October 18, 2022

Contact: Kaitlyn Thomas, 202-763-3440

Moab, Utah—Shafer Trail Road will close intermittently for required maintenance October 24-27, October 31-November 3, and November 7-10 (Mondays through Thursdays). The closure applies to all use including mountain bikes, motorcycles, four-wheel-drive vehicles and hikers.

The road will reopen for public use at 4 p.m. each Thursday and stay open through weekends, closing again at 7:30 a.m. Monday mornings. This project will repair tread surfaces and road shoulders damaged by significant rain events this year. Visitors will still be able to access the White Rim Road via Potash Road during these closures.

The four-wheel-drive Potash Road and White Rim Road can be challenging.Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and seek out alternative routes during the closures. Visit for current conditions and updated information.


A green and tan map with black and red lines illustrates the location of a temporary road closure.

Last updated: October 18, 2022

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