White Rim Overlook Trail [CLOSED]

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Canyonlands National Park

White Rim Overlook Trail is a 2.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.9 km Elevation Gain: 49 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

hiking
1 day ago

Easy trail with beautiful views

Amazing view.

walking
no shade
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Quick, accessible hike with a fantastic payout on views! We tackled this short hike on a late morning in March under clear skies and moderate temperatures. There is little to no shade, and the path is clearly marked with cairns until the end of the trail/rim of the canyon. You will travel downhill to reach your destination, but it is not a significant climb back out to the parking lot. Short and easy scramble at the end to access unobstructed views of the canyon on either side. The view is truly beautiful, and vast. Hike here to feel small in the universe! Other perks, easy parking (maybe 15-20 spaces) with access to restrooms and picnic tables. Very low traffic on the day we visited. Would repeat!

2 months ago

this is a beautiful trail with a great view! we went yesterday, and there was a little snow in the shade, but the trail was dry. lovely views, and it definitely an easy trail. it was a great, short little jaunt. highly recommend it!

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous, easy trail. It has my favorite views in Island in the Sky.

hiking
muddy
snow
4 months ago

Amazing trail with one of the best payoffs I've ever seen. Easy hike with minimal elevation change. Spectacular views.

hiking
5 months ago

Hands down the best hike we did. Amazing views - definitely the best we saw. The trail was very easy and well marked. It begins at the marked picnic area (there isn’t a sign for it from the road). This trail is a must if you are in this part of the park.

hiking
5 months ago

Straight up the highlight of this park. Easy with incredible pay off views

hiking
6 months ago

what a sweet little ‘hidden’ gem in the park. we’ve been here a few times and only ran into a few people. It’s a pretty easy, flat’ish trail - until the very end haha. then it gets really sketchy. the hike along the cliff’y peninsula is worth it. It’s like a private ‘mini grand viewpoint’

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely incredible view! Perfect place for a picnic!

recorded White Rim Overlook Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Very good trail, not busy at all. Easy hike to amazing views.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing views with very little foot traffic! It’s not well advertised so it avoids the crowding other trails have.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice hike! We saw 3 people in our way and they were not with us when we were at the highlights. It was a great hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Super easy trail with a great reward. The views are excellent in all directions.

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy trail with amazing panoramic views at the end. All of the small view points and Mesa Arch were packed, but we didn't run into anyone else on this trail. I would definitely recommend it for a short easy hike.

hiking
9 months ago

This was a great overlook! The views during sunset are amazing. This was more of a walk than a hike.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

This is a great choice for an easy hike out to a great view of White Rim. The ranger said it's just as good as Grandview but with less people. As others have said, the turn off isn't actually marked as a trailhead, just a picnic area. The Canyonlands estimates this as taking 1.5 hours. That is widely over. I'd say 45 minutes.

hiking
no shade
rocky
10 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Cool enough, you can see the payoff view about .2 miles just to the side of the trail. Easy walk, good to go once, wouldn’t go out of my way to do it again.

hiking
11 months ago

stunning, but lots of tourists!

hiking
no shade
rocky
11 months ago

Great views at the end of towers and buttes from rocks perched over the canyon.

hiking
11 months ago

One of my favorite hikes of all time in any park. Did this late in the day on Saturday, May 18th. The plant life, the rocks, the views on the rim. Everything was fantastic. What made it even more special was that we were the only ones on the trail.

hiking
Thu May 30 2019

Beautiful cool day. Amazing wildflowers in bloom. Views in all directions at the end of the trail.

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