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White Rim Overlook Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.8 (9)

Easy hiking on an east-facing promontory leads to stunning panoramic views of the White Rim and Monument Basin.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

6,264' 1,909 m

High

6,142' 1,872 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

122' 37 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Family Friendly This is a flat trail that is easy for children, however caution should be used as there is no fencing on the edge of cliffs descending to the canyon floor.

Description

From the small parking area just past the picnic areas, descend over slickrock to a trail sign indicating the split off for the Gooseberry Trail. Continue east on a pleasant, flat path through the desert landscape. Follow cairns and obvious worn trail past large sandstone rocks as the promontory of land narrows towards the terminus, where you'll find spectacular views in every direction as well as some wonderful exposure.

Flora & Fauna

Typical high desert flora and the occasional lizard may be seen darting across your path.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kimberly Talley with improvements by Tilman Giese

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 9 votes

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  4.8 from 9 votes
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Photos

The White Rim from Buck Canyon Overlook
Jul 14, 2015 near Moab, UT
Gooseberry Canyon from the Island in the Sky
Jan 23, 2020 near Moab, UT
Cliffs of the Wingate Sandstone, Buck Canyon Overlook
Jul 14, 2015 near Moab, UT
Monument Basin is spectacular from the White Rim Overlook Trail.
Apr 2, 2017 near Moab, UT
Gooseberry Canyon from White Rim Overlook
Jan 23, 2020 near Moab, UT

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May 28, 2021
Spencer Schaber
May 17, 2021
Bree Couture
Stunning. My favorite trail we did.
May 5, 2021
Gina G
May 2, 2021
Breck Tuttle
Apr 28, 2021
Abby Allen
Such a cool overlook with lots of different views, felt longer than a mile but worth it for sure! 1mi
Jan 17, 2021
Thomas Cavenagh
With Sean
Nov 27, 2020
David Hitchcock
Another great overlook trail. Not many people. You can go right up to the edge.
Oct 15, 2020
Lou Hibbard
With Jan 1.8mi