Wednesday, September 16, 2009

White Rim Overlook Trail

The White Rim Overlook Trail is a 2 mile round trip across high desert Pinon and Juniper terrain to a rocky cliff giving a view to the south and east, with glimpses of the Colorado River.

The trail head is at the Gooseberry Picnic Area is toward the south end of the main road in Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands NP in southeast Utah. The Gooseberry Picnic Area has two trail choices. The longer Gooseberry Trail leads to the north and down to the White Rim Road. Some of the formations that are visible from the Mesa Arch Trail are also visible here.

At the end of the trail are some views similar to the Monument Basin View on the nearby Grand View Point Trail. These views are slightly to the east of the Grand View Point. This 2 mile hike took me about 1:00 hour.

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