Tour roads through National Parks are typically agonizingly slow, RV-choked, blacktop wastelands dedicated to staring out your window and drooling angrily over time wasted in America's most beautiful locations — hardly the adventure of choice for anyone who really wants to explore these treasures. But one 80-plus-mile road in Canyonlands National Park in Utah is hardly that unexciting, crowded strip of pavement. White Rim Road is a weathered dirt path that sits deep in the canyon, encircling the "Island in the Sky" mesa far lower than the typical tourist stops, and in an area that generally only hikers venture into. Between the rugged driving, cliffside campsites, and the lack of tourists stopped in the middle of the street to photograph animals, this is a park road to beat all others.
Circling the "Island"
The Tour Road to Beat All Others
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Written by Ryan Wichelns August 3, 2018
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