Southwest of Moab, the 100-mile loop on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park has become revered as one of the finest OHV drives in the world. The trail clings to the precipitous canyon walls on narrow shelf roads, following the Green and Colorado rivers in a loop through the national park. The absolutely spectacular scenery along the route can be enjoyed by OHV enthusiasts. National Park Service personnel at the Island In The Sky Visitor Center can provide specific information on The White Rim, or contact one of many Moab-based bike touring companies about guided tours. Note: the few campsites along the Rim are by reservation only and tend to be reserved many months in advance. Also, there is no potable water sources along the route so bring your own.

To reach the trailhead, follow US70 and exit at US191. Head south on US191. Turn southwest on SR313 for 22 miles into the park. The White Rim Trail, while called a loop, is actually more of a horseshoe shape. One end of the horseshoe is at the intersection with the Shaffer Trail (jeep road), which is located just past the park entrace on the left and requires descending 1,700 feet through narrow rugged switchbacks. The other end is at the end of Mineral Road (17 miles) (aka Horsethief Trail), which is located on the right about 5 miles before the park entrance. Both trailheads are remote.

White Rim Trail OHV Driving Map



Local Contact(s):  CNP (435) 719-2313; Utah Tourism (800) UTAH-FUN; Moab Tourism (800) 635-6622; Moab Central Res. (800) 505-5343.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To Moab Backroads" from Charles Wells

Best Season:  Spring & Fall

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Ramada Inn, Moab; Super 8, Moab (435) 259-8868

Luxury Loding:  Gonzo Inn, Moab

Breakfast Restaurant:  Jailhouse Cafe, Moab; Moab Diner

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Date Updated:  7/6/2016

White Rim Trail OHV Driving Map


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