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Chesler Park Loop Trail
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

6.4 miles round trip of beautiful panoramic views. Our 10 and 8 year olds handled it just fine and there were lots of places to explore and climb. Follow the signs for chesler park as there are several other trails that connect. Could turn this into a longer hike by going past chesler park to druid arch. Steep at first from the parking lot, then levels off with a few ups and downs, then another steep part to the view point of chesler park. You could stop in the bowl at the 3 mile mark before the saddle that is the view point and be just fine. Views are phenomenal all along the trail and just keep getting better. On a warm day will need lots of water as it is pretty exposed. Took us 4 hours round trip...A little over 2 hours there, an hour and 15 minutes back and 1/2 hour for lunch break.

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This hike is 11 miles. We did it in March 2017 on an unseasonably warm day (low 80s). It is quie incredible with a 3 mile hike to the Chester Loop which is 5 miles then you return on the 3 mile hike you entered on. The trailhead starts at Elelphant Hill which is easy to get to, just about 3 miles of well graded gravel road off the pave park road. It is fairly strenuous due to it's length but taking your time with plenty of water and snacks and you'll be fine. The trail is well worn so easy to follow and there are cairns on the slick rock sections to guide you. This hike includes the Joint Trail which is a narrow (2 to 3 foot) crack in the rock that you go through. It was a refreshing shaded section that provided some relief from the sun. My wife and I loved this hike. We are in our mid 60s and in ffairly good shape so we were able to accomplish this hike in 7.5 hours. We were sore the next day but nothing that stopped from continue more hiking in the following days. There is lots of good info online for this hike so check that out if you are planning this hike.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Absolutely beautiful! About a 10 mile hike from the parking lot to do the whole loop. Chesler Overlook is only 6 miles round trip. Highly recommended!

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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.

Thank Yunong X
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