The White Rim Road is a 100-mile track that leads along a bench between the Island in the Sky mesa top and the Colorado and Green Rivers. The bench is characterized by white sandstone that gives the road its name. The route is popular with mountain bikers and can be completed in a four-day trip. Four-wheel driving on the White Rim usually requires three days along the road. There are no access points to the main park roads once on the White Rim Road. Other four-wheel drive vehicles do exist along the route and are open for exploration. Plan an extra day to explore these routes. Reservations are necessary to use this four-wheel drive road. It is a very popular drive/bike so reservations should be made as soon as possible. Reservations can be made at the Island in the Sky Visitor Center beginning the second Monday in July for the following season.
Directions from Mineral Bottom Road: Drive westward on Mineral Bottom Road from Utah 313 14.5 miles to White Rim Road.
Directions from Island in the Sky Visitor Center: Driver northward slightly more than one mile to Shafer Trail Road. Turn right and follow this four-wheel drive road as it winds into Shafer Canyon. Continue traveling along Shafer Trail Road for approximately 5.5 miles to the White Rim/Potash Road junction. Bear right to access White Rim Road.
March through Early November
(NOTE: Summer and winter conditions can be dangerous along this route. There are no services, or water, along the White Rim Road.)