White Rim

Experience extraordinary cliffs and canyons flanked by colossal buttes and beautiful rock formations.

Total Miles
88.1

Elevation

1815.88 ft

Duration

10 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring/Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

You'll need to obtain a free day-use permit to access this amazing trail. There is a 50 per day limit. If you want to camp, you'll need to pay for an additional permit. This is a popular destination, and permits for White Crack and Murphy Hogback Campgrounds sell out quickly. No services are available so bring water and fuel. Licensed dirt bikes are allowed, but ATVs and UTVs are not. No pets or fires.

Difficulty

Moderate. Most of the route is easy; however, a few spots are steep and rocky. The most challenging spot is a narrow shelf road that climbs the Murphy Hogback. We once encountered a rock slide here that completely blocked the road and we had to turn back. Always call ahead for conditions or check at visitor center. Suitable for stock, high-clearance 4x4 SUVs.

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

From downtown Moab, take Highway 191 north about 11 miles and turn left on Highway 313. Follow signs to Canyonlands National Park. Total distance about 32 miles. You can also reach the White Rim by driving Potash Road, Trail #55.