Written by Rudy Radelic
Shafer Canyon Road, aka BLM-142, one of the Bureau of Land Management roads open for recreation in Utah. We had entered the unpaved Shafer Canyon Rd. into the canyon from Canyonlands National Park. After a series of switchbacks descending into the canyon, BLM-142 took us through the canyon, split off the left of a fork in the road, passed Thelma and Louise Point (presumably a place where a motion picture scene was filmed), and continued along the Potash Ponds on the way back to the paved road (UT-279) which heads back to Moab. Higher-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles with all-terrain tires are recommended for this route.