Utah is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and national parks that dot the southern part of the state. Driving up to snap a few pics at a scenic outlook is all fine and dandy, but one of the most authentic ways to really experience Southern Utah is via bike. Thousands of trails designated for hikers and bikers wind through canyons and across red desert stretches, but one trail stands out among the others for backpacking trips or long bike tours; the White Rim Trail. Biking The White Rim Trail can be a bit of a headache for the casual adventurer, but no need to worry! Escape Adventures has more than 25 years of experience coordinating seamless tour experiences. We can guide you on a memorable White Rim adventure. But first, let’s learn a little about what this famous trail has to offer.
Coming in at just around 100 miles long, the White Rim Tour is a loop that provides a wide array of challenges and rewards, and is best done over the course of several days. The trail will pass into Canyonlands National park. The Canyonlands is a pretty rugged place, and sometimes feels more like you are on Mars than your home planet. Spring and fall months are the best time to go, and be prepared for temperature dips at night, as the lowest point in the trail is just under 4000 feet, and the upper sections are much higher, where you could even experience snow.
Our team will be packing in and providing all resources throughout the entire trek. There are no natural resources except for the Green River, which is along your path at about the 66th mile. Along the way we will be stopping at numerous campsite options that offer stunning views of nearby canyons or geographic wonders like spires or arches.
The trail begins on the namesake “White Rim” visitor center, which is a little above 6000 feet in elevation. Quickly the path descends and winds downwards. The path will continue to sport alternating uphill and downhill sections as you make a clockwise loop (as is recommended). You will rise up onto small saddles before descending again, which will continue on for 60 or so odd miles. No matter how many mini climbs you do, the views will never cease to amaze you. With about 20 or so miles to go, you will begin the punishing ascent to the finish. The ending views and sense of accomplishment will be the cherry on top of a sweet, sweet ice cream sundae that is the White Trim Trail.
This is a popular trail, so if you choose to embark on your White Rim Adventure, reserve your booking online well in advance, as tour spots tend to go pretty fast. Click HERE for a detailed itinerary on the White Rim bike tour and for booking dates.
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