White Rim Overlook

A large canyon stretching out below buttes below the White Rim Overlook. Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Distance: 0.9 miles (one way)

Type: Out and back

Difficulty: Easy

Water: No

Kid-friendly: Yes

Dog-friendly: No

The White Rim Overlook Trail is an easy 0.9 mile out and back hike in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park, bringing hikers to panoramic views overlooking the deep chasms surrounding the point.

White Rim Overlook Trail Description

From the parking area, the White Rim Overlook Trail begins by descending slickrock where it quickly reaches a fork. Head right and continue through the junipers and pinyon pines. The trail is pretty straightforward, as it continues more or less straight, skirting below a small sandstone ridge that remains consistently on your left. Once you near the point, it will cross over a break in the ridge, offering up breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding terrain. After soaking in the views, head back out the same way you came in.

Getting There

From the Island in the Sky Visitor Center, head south along the main road for 11.3 miles until you reach the picnic area containing the White Rim Overlook Trailhead.

Elevation Profile for the White Rim Overlook Hike
Elevation profile for the White Rim Overlook Trail in Canyonlands National Park
Elevation and route courtesy of Route Scout

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