Lathrop Canyon Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
off road driving
Directions from Island in the Sky Visitor Center: Travel southward along Utah 313 2 miles to the Lathrop Trailhead on the eastern side of the road.
In order to get to the trail head of Lathrop Canyon, we followed Potash road about 22 miles from Moab, to the junction of Shafer abd White Rim Trails. We took the White Rim Trail for abour 11 miles to the trail head. Now it was another 4.0 miles down Lathrop Canyon Trail to the Colorado River. This portion of the trip was fairly difficult, the trail was eroded, filled with huge ruts that were tough to negotiate. After we had lunch we returned back to the junction and took the Shafer Trail up to the top of Dead Horse Point, and following Long Canyon Trail, made our way back to Moab. What a exciting day of Jeeping!