The river corridor and side canyons provide hikers a variety of scenic views. Wild flowers, distant sandstone vistas and spectacular landscapes provide hours of enjoyment. Visit Goblin city, a place full of fanciful geologic forms. In the early 1800's, trappers told stories about its striking wonder. The best view is to the east; a late afternoon sun provides the best shadows.
Launching at the Bonanza Highway Bridge (37 miles south of Vernal, Utah), this adventure will take you 35 miles to the take-out at the Enron Oil and Gas Company well. River Trips can be extended an additional 86 miles.
The best time to take a trip down the White river is during spring runoff from mid-April to mid-June, when flows range between 1,000 and 2,400 cfs. Water varies from smooth to moderate rolling waves. Water level peaks in late May or early June.
Non-commercial use on this river is free; no hiking, boating, or parking permits are required. Use of Tribal property, including the popular Mountain Fuel Bridge takeout, requires several different types of permits. For permit information contact Uintah and Ouray Reservation at 435-722-5511.
Photo Credits: Vernal BLM Office.