Scenes from on and off The White Rim Trail.
There is more to Canyonlands National Park’s White Rim Trail than mountain biking and four-wheel driving. View more.
Shafer Trail drops nearly 1,500 feet from the Island in the Sky area to the White Rim Trail.
Bicycles are not allowed on Musselman Arch.
Dusk at Airport Tower campground.
Airport Tower on the right.
Carrie Marfitano of Grand Junction watches the sunrise near Airport Tower.
Daybreak at Airport Tower.
Washer Woman Arch and Monster Tower are about 20 miles into the White Rim Trail.
For Robert Garcia, this was his twelfth trip on the White Rim Trail. Dolores Pitman, also of Grand Junction, marked her fifth visit on the trail.
For Mark Kniskern from Delta, companions were not sure if he was giving his best Tebow pose or showing off his helmet-patterned sunburn.
For mother and son, this was their second trip together for Reyes and Dolores Pitman.
Reyes Pitman, left, from Eagle and Eva Balerio from Grand Junction celebrate on the White Rim Trail.
Monument Basin is one of the more popular spots on the White Rim Trail.
Tomas Smith from Loma, finds some shade from near 100-degree heat after biking and hiking up Murphy Hogback.
In able to endure a four-day excursion on the White Rim Trail, a support vehicle and camping gear are essential.
A sun shower brought quick relief to tired and dirty cyclists after the second day.
Bruce Boreson from Pueblo makes his way along the trail on the third day.
From left, Elmer Peralta of Montrose, Reyes Pitman from Eagle and Dolores Pitman from Grand Junction take in the view at Murphy Hogback at sunset.
Elmer Peralta and Margie Karuzas of Fort Collins prepare breakfast.
Reyes Pitman repairs a gear shifter.
15 is the limit at each camp spot. This group totaled 14 for their four-day three-night experience.
The Candlestick formation looms far behind canyon cliffs.
A reliable four-wheel drive support vehicle is essential as towing fees out of the park can exceed $1,000.
The Black Crack stretches for a quarter of a mile.
The Green River wraps around Turks Head.
Jim Karuzas, left, from Fort Collins and Allen Gemaehlich from Grand Junction, begin their descent in Holeman Slot Canyon.
Carrie Marfitano makes her way through a slot canyon.
Tomas Smith reaches the final ledge of the slot canyon.
Tammy Gemaehlich from Grand Junction cycled the entire length of The White Rim.
Sunset at Potato Bottom campsite.
Ruins abound in Canyonlands.
Mineral Bottom Road is a 1.5-mile ascent off the White Rim.
Barrel cactus along The White Rim Trail.
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