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White Rock Loop Trail - White Rock Spring Detour
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White Rock Spring Detour
White Rock Loop Trail at White Rock Spring junction (view W)

White Rock Spring Detour

As an alternative to the regular White Rock Loop Trail, hikers can take a short detour to visit White Rock Spring.

When hiking the White Rock Loop Trail clockwise, at the White Rock Loop - White Rock Spring trail junction, the regular trail stays left (straight) while the White Rock Spring Trail turns right.

Follow the White Rock Spring Trail down to the spring pool. After enjoying the quiet solitude of the spring and listening to the birds, the detour continues downhill just west (left) of the large Singleleaf Pinyon Pine that sits in the gully just below the spring pool.

Following use-trails, hikers pass the left edge of the pine and then the left edge of large sandstone boulders. Beyond the boulders, the use-trail improves and continues to connect with the main trail.

For hikers doing the White Rock Loop Trail counter-clockwise, watch for a well-used use-trail heading towards the large Pinyon Pine.

White Rock Spring Detour
White Rock Loop Trail -- White Rock Spring junction sign (view W)
White Rock Spring Detour
White Rock Spring trail (view NW)
White Rock Spring Detour
Hikers on White Rock Spring trail (view NW)
White Rock Spring Detour
Arriving at White Rock Spring (view N)
White Rock Spring Detour
White Rock Spring; detour exits downhill (view SW)
White Rock Spring Detour
Enjoy the company off colorful birds at the spring
White Rock Spring Detour
White Rock Spring; detour exits downhill (view SW)
White Rock Spring Detour
Faint detour trail passes left of sandstone boulders (view W)
White Rock Spring Detour
Faint detour trail passes left of sandstone boulders (view W)
White Rock Spring Detour
Returning to the regular White Rock Loop Trail (view SW)

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