Canyonlands National Park: Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails
by David Day (Rincon Publishing)
© David Day/Rincon Publishing. All Rights Reserved.
The trail takes you through amazing and beautiful formations with a good variety of views and landscapes. The final vista of the needles before going down into Chesler Park is truly magnificent. There are some fairly steep trails down and up the canyon bottoms and a few shady spots for breaks from the sun.
We did the six mile round trip Chesler Park Viewpoint trail without going around the park, which was plenty for us on our first day in the park. Get a trail guide at the Visitors Center. Carry plenty of water! We took 3 liters each.
Big Spring Canyon to Squaw Canyon trail was also a wonder, perhaps even more magnificent, 7.5 miles round trip--a must! We did that the third day; we found we needed a down day between hiking days. The little 2.4 Slick Rock Trail we did at the end of the second day was easy and totally wondrous too. I think is must be longer when you take the side view trails along the way.
We didn't want to leave!
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