Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks
by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)
© 2017 Bill Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Enjoy this challenging trail in early spring to avoid the summer heat. Otherwise seek shade between 12 and 3 or your body will no longer like you. :) Once, you get to Chesler Park, head to the Joint--a nice place to cool off since it feels like a refrigerator. Skip the viewpoint on the way to the joint.
My friend and I started at Elephant Hill as well and then looped back around towards Druid Arch. I recommend this route because there is a lot of scrambling of rocks near Druid Arch which would have been more difficult with a heavier pack. Also, make sure you have plenty of water because there were zero streams when we went. It's recommended that you drink 4 liters per day or about a gallon. Gatorade is good, too.
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