The White Rim

Moab, Utah 84532

The White Rim

The White Rim Professional Review and Guide

"The story of the earth revealed in the book of the White Rim has been revealed through eons of EROSION, that force of nature that has made the place so beautiful and so intimidating. While riding the Whit Rim you will encounter 320 million years of geological change that began during the Pennsylvanian Period when this area was on the equator. The oldest visibly exposed geological layer is the 280 million year old Cutler formation.

The youngest layers visible are in the La Sal Mountains to the southeast. The La Sals are the second youngest mountain range on earth at 24 million years old and were created by volcanic activity deep underground that caused the uplift, but never erupted. The complete trail starts with a descent and ends with a climb, no matter how you cut it. Trail Surface: 4WD doubletrack. Mostly hardpack and sand. Some loose rock, bedrock, small ledges, and a bit of gravel."

The White Rim Reviews

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A great escape into the canyon country of Utah. I have done the trip a couple of times - once in 3 days and once in 4days. It is great either way. If you are not too proud to push your bike it is very doable by all mtn. bikers.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
9,910 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
2-4 days
Year-round but best spring & fall
4,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,750 feet
Top Elevation
Canyonlands National Park, 435-259-4351.
Local Contacts
USGS The Knoll, Mineral Bottom, Bowknot, Bend, Horsethief Canyon, Upheaval Dome, Mussleman Arch, Turks Head, and Monument Bason; Moab East Trail Map; Moab Recreation Map.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018