Pole Canyon Rim

Scout Route
5/5 (1 reviews)

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With birdseye views 1,200 feet above the Colorado River, Pole Canyon Rim is an amazingly scenic in-and-out trail that leads to several overlooks. Beginning and ending on Entrada Bluffs, the trail starts as a fairly easy dirt and slickrock track passing Mule Shoe and Pole Canyon, with several campsites overlooking this canyon. As you continue south, the road becomes rockier and rougher, encountering small ledges less than 10 inches. A few miles in, the trail intersects with Powerpole Rim, where you can continue along the moderate and rough route or take a much harder Powerpole route to the rim overlooks. Eventually, the trail turns sharply and heads northwest, forking one more time. The southernmost fork leads to a rim-side overlook high above the Colorado River, and the northmost fork leads to a plateau overlook with 360-degree views. This northwest stretch of trail is quite narrow as it weaves through thick brush, and pinstriping is likely. There is plenty of opportunity to camp at the end of both fingers and amazing views in all directions.

This trail is suitable for any high clearance 4x4 or AWD vehicle. Low-range will likely not be used during your travels, but airing down is highly encouraged to ease in comfort of the ride.