White Rim

Total Miles
88.1

Elevation

1,815.88 ft

Duration

10 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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. Pets (even in vehicles) and fires are prohibited.

Photos of White Rim

White Rim
White Rim
White Rim

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

Status Reports

Michael C Williams
Apr 15, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Solid conditions, pretty dry, rained a little bit on and off so possibly of some wet areas. Other wise normal
Cole Haaf
Mar 26, 2024
2010 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Normal
The Eastern half was rougher than I expected. Made for slow travels - more time to take in the scenery. There were some steep sections where 4x4 high was a necessity, 4 low made it very easy. We were still able to move at a pretty decent pace. We completed the trail in about 8 hours.
Brent Dildine
Mar 21, 2024
2023 Ford F-Series
Open
Normal
Dusty
What a treat to get to do this trail. We did it in our bronco with a trailer. Absolutely loved it! We got to camp and see big horn sheep! Just an amazing experience we will never forget. Make sure you do Lockhart canyon it is our favorite trail in the whole world.
Connor Fitzpatrick
Oct 20, 2023
2016 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Dusty

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.

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