Hike Chesler Park and Joint Trails, Canyonlands NP

4.5
10 miles 1755 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Tobin Akehurst

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.

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ūü•áTop Contributor

almost 4 years ago

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.

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ūü•áTop Contributor

about 4 years ago

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.

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