Lathrop Canyon

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4.6/5 (10 reviews)
Moab, Utah (San Juan County)
Last Updated: 11/13/2022

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Lathrop Canyon is one of the few trails that branches off of the White Rim Trail. The drive through the canyon is quite fun, and it ends at the only point in Canyonlands where you can drive up to the Colorado River. The canyon, as well as the nearby hiking trail, are named after Howard Lathrop, who in 1939 was given a winter allotment by the US Grazing Service for his sheep. In 1953, the trail was used by uranium prospectors to obtain water from the Colorado River for their mining operations. Lathrop Canyon is a great addition to your day in Canyonlands, especially if it’s hot and you want to cool off in the river or under some shady trees.
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