Wilhite Trail

Canyonlands National Park - Island In The Sky District, Utah

Elevation Gain2,247ft
Trailhead Elevation5,832ft
Elevation Min/Max4522/5938ft
Elevation Start/End5832/5832ft

Wilhite Trail

Wilhite Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Canyonlands National Park - Island In The Sky District. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 5,832 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,247 feet.

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Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails (Rincon Publishing)
David Day
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"The Wilhite Trail was probably built by sheep ranchers sometime before World War II, but no one now seems to know much about its history or even who the trail was named after. There are only a few places where feasible routes exist, and the location of each trail is uniquely determined by the necessity of finding a way down the Wingate cliffs. The route used by the Wilhite Trail is particularly obvious, and I would be very surprised if the Indians who lived in Canyonlands a thousand years ago did not also have a well established trail at the same location. The Wingate Cliffs in this area are interrupted by a deep notch about 200 feet wide that has been filled in with rocks and debris from above. This natural chute is now a gift of nature to anyone who might be looking for a way down from the mesa to the plateau below. Trail: Generally well marked with cairns. There is no water on this trail, so be sure to carry plenty." Read more

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Canyonlands National Park - Island In The Sky District
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Dec 2018