Hike Chesler Park and Joint Trails, Canyonlands NP

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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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Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



10 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1755 Feet


Easy Parking

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Added by Tobin Akehurst

I am from the Pacific Northwest, where the mountains meet the sea. When I eschew the trappings of the modern world and venture into the mountains I feel as though I am revived by simplicity, renewed by the power of violent geography.

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