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Chesler Park Loop Trail

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Address: State Road 211, Needles District, Monticello, UT
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This was an absolute delight , in the Needles district of Canyonlands. No crowds , great hike , wonderful views difficult enough but not really tricky : follow the little cairns... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2016
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My 9-year old really liked this trail. It is not too strenous, and has enough fun features to keep her engaged: slot canyon, man-made and natural stairs, weird rock formations, echo chambers. While the place looks rather other-worldly to somebody from the East, it is actually quite commonplace (I guess you could also say representative) in Southern Utah - which... More 

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This was an absolute delight , in the Needles district of Canyonlands. No crowds , great hike , wonderful views difficult enough but not really tricky : follow the little cairns and the signposts up and down and in and out and eventually you will arrive at a great viewpoint for a picnic . Then either make it into a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The day start’s with rain but we decided to drive to Needles District of Canyonlands. When we arrived the rain has finished. We used the unpaved road to the Elephant Hill Trailhead, this was no problem also with a normal car and then we started our hike to Chesler Park. Perhaps we had luck with the good road condition. It’s... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Long challenging hike but the views are worth every stride. Highly recommend taking the more scenic route to get to the south entrance of Canyonlands if staying in Monticello. Take 200 South Street west into the mountain and continue on to Harts Draw Rd to Hwy 211. The trip may take as long in terms of time but is much... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you haven't done much slick rock hiking you should know that there is a lot of up and down even if the overall terrain is fairly level. I think this hike had almost 1800 feet of vertical hiking and much of that is done on steep sections of slick rock. If you don't want to do the most difficult... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Beautiful area in the Needles district of Canyonlands NP. Great vistas and varied terrain. First 100 yds is steep and difficult with tricky footing but things level out in many spots and is doable for most people in reasonable shape. Highly recommended if in the area.

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De Land, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

For our 32nd wedding anniversary, we decided to do the long Chesler Park/Joint Trail loop. And we were SO glad we did!! We've hiked the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands and some others. Yet, this was absolutely our best hike ever. Very few people, but the ones we did see were super nice. The views... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

On one of our days in Moab, my sister and I drove to the Needles District to hike the Chesler Park Loop Trail. Let me just start by saying a few things: (1.) the drive to the trail head is horrible. After it leaves pavement, you end on a dirt road that in some places is in poor condition and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This was one of the coolest hikes with the best views we've done on our holiday. This was our favorite hike in Canyonlands National Park (Needles). Take plenty of water. We took a gallon each and used it all. It does get hot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

If you found yourself bored at Island in the Sky, this is the place for you!!! Awesome hike, wholeheartedly recommend the whole loop to really appreciate the differing topography, and to observe the way the colors on the needles change in the shifting light. We had a pretty late start - sometime early afternoon - and filled our day packs... More 

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