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Ode to Thelma and Louise
The Dead Horse Rim trails consist of:
Colorado River Overlook Trail
East Rim Trail
West Rim Trail
Bighorn Overlook Trail
You can do a nice hike by starting at the visitor center and going out and back on the Colorado Overlook Trail, then picking up the East Rim Trail down to Dead Horse Point. From there, take the West Rim Trail, then hike out and back on the Bighorn overlook trail. There is a short connector back to the visitor center. If you include all overlooks from the east and west rim, the hike is close to nine miles. You can do shorter combinations too.
The overlooks offer tremendous views of the surrounding terrain 2000 feet below. Dead Horse Point at the southern end of the overlooks a Colorado river gooseneck. Potash Ponds and the La Sal mountains are visible to the east.
The trail is on dirt, sand, and slickrock. Footing is usually good. Elevation gain is minimal. There are a few places marked with cairns or black paint. The overlooks are all worth doing, especially Bighorn, which features several deep potholes in the slickrock. There is some exposure, both to sun and near dropoffs.
This is where the ending to the 1991 movie Thelma and Louise was filmed.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.