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Excellent hike

Careful not to get lost, it all looks the same. Its also get very hot so bring lots of water, good... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2015
Provo, UT
Uniquely Spectacular

First of all, this is a strenuous hike. Most of the 11.2 miles are fairly steep either up or down... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2014
steve d
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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State Road 211, Needles District, Monticello, UT
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

Careful not to get lost, it all looks the same. Its also get very hot so bring lots of water, good hike for kids.

1  Thank b2simonsbus
Reviewed 19 October 2014

First of all, this is a strenuous hike. Most of the 11.2 miles are fairly steep either up or down, and the heat plays a major role. But people in good health can do it if they allow enough time and don't go in the...More

6  Thank steve d
Reviewed 18 October 2014

We did not take the entire trail from Elephant Hill, as we Jeeped in with a friend. The Chesler trail is nice, but there is one place which needs to be traversed overt a 'notched post'. Try that if you are over 70! The 'joint'...More

2  Thank Larry P
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This was a beautiful hike. Canyon lands is really only accessible by jeep or hiking a good distance. This is a 6 mile hike round trip. We did an additional 4 miles (rt) to do the joint trail, which was well worth it. I would...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2014

The Needles District of Canyonlands is the most spectacular. Even if you don't complete the loop (just go to the view point, 6 instead of 11 miles) you will be delighted.

4  Thank Don J
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Even in bad weather this hike is well worth the effort!! Amazing views. Trail is easy to follow and not to strenuous.

Thank astrids77
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I hiked entire Chesler park loop trail ( 11 miles) in late November and it was amazing. I left monticello covered by snow early morning. The weather was totally cloudy with fog in the road in needles district . The non paved road until elephant...More

5  Thank drfelippe123
Reviewed 14 October 2013

My wife and I spent a few hours hiking out to Chesler Park in April, 2013. The trail itself was pretty easy to follow with rock cairns placed at good distances. The sights were beautiful, unlike anything that I had ever seen. We stopped after...More

5  Thank Mike Y
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We did the Chesler park loop trail from Elephant hill trailhead in a clockwise manner. The loop included the joint trail which is just pure joy !! The views of the needles is breathtaking throughout the journey including the chesler park area. This trail (...More

4  Thank poogiewoogie
Reviewed 24 May 2013

This is a moderate hike with spectacular views and interesting sandstone spires in a grassy meadow. You can stop at Chesler Park Viewpoint (5.8mi. R/T) or do an additional 4.8mi. loop to include "The Joint."

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28 February 2018|
Response from oldmanband | Reviewed this property |
Stopped at the parking lot, so do not know. Visitor Center was very helpful,