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Chesler Park Loop Trail

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Address: State Road 211, Needles District, Monticello, UT
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Best hike in Lower Canyonlands!

Fantastic hike in Lower Canyon Canyonlands' Needles District. There are multiple routes, and you can make the hike as long or as short as you like and still have a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sean C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hike in Lower Canyon Canyonlands' Needles District. There are multiple routes, and you can make the hike as long or as short as you like and still have a fantastic experience. Highly recommended!

Thank Sean C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank taj24
Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

1 Thank Daniel M
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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!

Thank kami a
Monticello, Utah
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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.

Thank lightbleeper
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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... More 

Thank Yunong X
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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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... More 

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... More 

1 Thank Traveller_mucnue
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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... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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Reviewed 11 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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