Lathrop Canyon Road Professional Review and Guide
"This short spur trail drops 500 feet down Lathrop Canyon to finish at the Colorado River. It is the only place on the eastern side of Southeast #2: White Rim Trail where it is possible to get down to the river, and if you have only a limited amount of time, driving the eastern side of the White Rim Trail, including the Shafer Trail switchbacks, as far as Lathrop Canyon makes a pleasant and popular day trip. This trek allows sufficient time to view the Goose Neck and Musselman Arch as well as have a riverside picnic in one day. Special Attractions: Sandy spur trail off the White Rim Trail; Access to the Colorado River; Shady riverside picnicking. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended, though most stock SUVs are acceptable. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface."
--Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson, Backcountry Adventures: Utah (Adler Publishing ).
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