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    White Rim Overlook Trail

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    2.9 km
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    49 m
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    White Rim Overlook Trail

    The White Rim Overlook Trail is a short hike with incredible views of Canyonlands National Park. If you are looking for a great spot to take family photos—this is it. The trail itself is flat and kid-friendly, and the panoramic views from the White Rim Overlook are second to none.

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    Route Description for White Rim Overlook Trail

    The White Rim Overlook Trail is a fantastic, family-friendly hike with unparalleled views of Canyonlands National Park. This trail has very little shade, so wear a good sunhat, lather on the sunscreen, and bring lots of water along with you. Save this hike for a cooler day if possible!

    If you are looking for a short, easy hike with unbeatable views—look no further. The White Rim Overlook trail gives hikers a 300-degree panoramic view of Canyonlands National Park. From the overlook, peer down into Monument Basin, gaze northeast to Gooseberry Canyon, and spy the La Sal Mountain Range way in the distance.

    From the trailhead, follow the trail to a divide and then take the path on your right to head southeast. Continue down the cairn-marked trail for 1.3 km to the overlook.

    Take a rest at the end of the route and soak in the incredible views of Canyonlands National Park before turning around and following the same path back to the trailhead.

    If you are looking for more of an adventure in the same area, check out the Gooseberry Trail: a steep hike down from the White Rim Trailhead to the edge of Gooseberry Canyon.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long is the White Rim Overlook Trail?

    The White Rim Overlook Trail is 3.1 km long.

    Insider Hints for White Rim Overlook Trail

    • The parking lot for this route is at the trailhead for two popular hikes—arrive early in the day to snag a parking spot.
    • Look for northern whiptail, desert spiny, and western collared lizards sunbathing on the rocks along this trail.
    • This hike is relatively flat and kid-friendly.
    • If you are looking for another, more challenging hike in the area, check out the Gooseberry Trail

    Getting to the White Rim Overlook Trail Trailhead

    This trail begins at the Gooseberry Trail/White Rim Overlook Trailhead along Grand View Point Road, 17.7 km south from the Island in the Sky Visitor Center.

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