White Rim Overlook
Distance: 0.9 miles (one way)
Type: Out and back
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.
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.