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“Beautiful hike.”

Chesler Park Loop Trail
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Could spend weeks in the Needles District which is the side of Canyonlands close to Monticello, Utah.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 is why although I liked it, I cannot in all honesty say that it is exceptional.

You do need to drive on an unpaved but well-maintained 2WD road for 3 miles before you can get to the trailhead. The road is quite narrow in some places; if you come at a more popular time and there are incoming traffic, one of the cars probably need to back to a wider place in the road in order for the other to pass.

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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 long loop trail or turn around and do it all in reverse

Thank JANDDBritinParis
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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 really an amazing but not easy hike to reach Chesler Park. We made a lot of pictures with the Needles. Chesler Park itself is like a plateau surrounded by Needles. We decided to go to Joint Trail and so we had to cross Chesler Park, but this is really an easy hike without up’s and down’s. We reached the entrance to the Joint Trail and were really impressed from the narrow hiking trail similar a slot canyon. After the narrow passage it is a little bit like a cave. For us it was amazing. We decided to go back the same way, because of the time. I think we needed about 5 to 6 hours for this trip, but we are not the slowest hikers. We met only a few people and sometimes we walked miles without seeing other people. So it’s really a remote area. We didn’t have a sunny day, so it was not too hot on the way. But in case of a blue sky with high temperatures, be prepared and take enough water wit you!!!!

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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 shorter mileage wise than taking 191 North to connect with 211...and the views are incredible! Use caution when approaching the numerous deer along the roadside. Enjoy the ride!

Thank John M
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