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White Rim Overlook Trail

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White Rim Overlook Trail is a 1.8 mile 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 is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 160 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

no dogs

Directions from Island in the Sky Visitor Center: Drive 6.25 miles southward on the Main Island Road. At the junction of Upheaval Dome/Grand View Roads bear left toward Grand View Point. Continue traveling five miles, past the Buck Canyon Overlook, to the Gooseberry Trailhead.

hiking
4 days ago

Absolutely incredible view! Perfect place for a picnic!

recorded White Rim Overlook Trail

hiking
5 days ago

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

hiking
6 days ago

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

hiking
10 days 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
no shade
2 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
2 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 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
3 months ago

stunning, but lots of tourists!

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 months ago

The second hike one should take when limited on time. Mostly flat with some slight ups and downs, but the views into the Canyon are out of this world, especially the “dinosaur claw” gouge in the Canyon floor!! No shade so have water and a hat.

hiking
5 months ago

Gorgeous views! If you hike it early (we started around 7am) you will be the only ones on the trail for a bout an hour or so. Enjoyed an early lunch at the end of the trail at the overlook. Definitely worth it!

7 months ago

Two inches of snow made the trail completely vacant and so quiet; solace and solitude. Nice payoff at end.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome views of a huge area and the hike is pretty easy and short

hiking
11 months ago

It's impressive to see the road down there. Great view

hiking
Thursday, September 20, 2018

As mentioned before, there is no sign from main road telling you the side road leads to the White Rim trail, only a sign stating picnic area. This road is on the left before you get to Grand View. While the walk is easy, it was SO worth it with good canyon views on the tiny “peninsula in the sky” it ends on. My wife and I really enjoyed it. We saw maybe 5-6 people on that trail yesterday.

hiking
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Great overlook that you’ll probably have all to yourself

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Epic views. I went end of Aug, in the afternoon, and was the only one on the trail. Easy and well-marked. A word of caution to Canyonlands “newbs” such as myself- the trailhead is not marked from the road as Gooseberry or White Rim Trail. Look for the sign saying “Picnic/Hiking Trail” after Buck Canyon and before the Orange Cliffs Overlook (I overshot the turnout).

hiking
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The best views in Island in the Sky, along with Grand View Point, and a very easy trail. Would definitely recommend.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

fantastic views at end of trail

hiking
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Great trail. My family went on this one and sunset was beautiful also. It's easy one to do but view is great and is my favorite one from this park

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