Hike Chesler Park and Joint Trails, Canyonlands NP

Hike Chesler Park and Joint Trails, Canyonlands NP

Soda Spring

Distance

10 Miles

Elevation Gain

1755 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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Tobin Akehurst

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Hit the trail on a WORLD CLASS hiking route in Canyonlands National Park. This hike offers a trail of slots, tunnels, meadows, towers, and slick rock!

This world class hiking route circumnavigates Chesler Park by way of open meadows, slots, subterranean alcoves, stairways and slick rock.

Begin at the Elephant Hill Trailhead and head south following signage for the Joint Trail / Chesler Park along the way. Once you arrive at Chesler Park turn left to loop the park clockwise, eventually meeting the legendary Joint Trail and then returning the way you came.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Best Hike in Greater Moab Area

It's bit a jaunt out to the Joint Trail, but it is well worth it! There are few people, and endless views. It is super fun running around the slot canyons, and massive boulders.

Amazing way to see the Needles

The Joint Trail is a must-see in Canyonlands National Park, and Chesler Park is no less interesting. Highly recommend making these destinations if you're in or nearby the Needles District.

Distance

10 Miles

Elevation Gain

1755 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Tobin Akehurst

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