Hike the Purgatory Chasm Trail

Purgatory Chasm

Purgatory Chasm is as geologically intriguing as it sounds--a shady quarter mile of rift between tall granite walls attracts hikers and climbers alike.

For this 1-mile hike, you can park at the Purgatory Chasm Visitor Center. From there hit the trail and explore the unusual gap between the tall granite walls, which might be adorned with climbers. Great for all ages and dogs are welcome too. The trail is open March-November.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
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RT Distance 1 Miles
Elevation Gain 115 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Scenic

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Short But Inspiring And Unique

The chasm itself is a fairly short hike but there are some longer loop trails around the park. Nice playground for the kids and bathrooms.

Sunny Day Adventures

My group and I loved this spot! Once you get past the tourists in the beginning, you'll have plenty of space to climb and explore. Wear shoes with good grip. Definitely worth checking out!

Perfect in the fall

Purgatory Chasm is one of those places that is great anytime, but in the fall, this is one of the best spots to see the foliage and enjoy a day hike.


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