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This landscape was eroded into canyons, buttes, and mesas by the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries. The park is divided into four districts by the rivers. There are rock pinnacles and other naturally sculpted rock, as well as artifacts from Ancient Pueblo Peoples.

Super easy walk, perfect for a lazy day (combined with some other walks). Views are really amazing.

This is a DIFFICULT 5.8 mile hike. You have to crawl up rocks at one point. I enjoyed the hike but it took us 6 hours at a slow, enjoyable pace stopping to eat lunch. Moderate hikes are usually great for us. This is rated moderate but I disagree. Also, I drank 3 L of water during this hike. Four of us hiked this trail and we are in our late 50s and early 60s. April 23, 2018.

hiking
2 days ago

Great views from the top of the butte

Long drive out to it. Great little hike and was able to see both East and West side of Canyons. If you are weary of heights trail takes some getting used to but is very do-able. Several stairs to climb up and down. Just go slow

Amazing hike. Superb views. The trail is marked really well. The elevation is not a problem either.

I was planning on doing the Chesler Park Loop, but took a wrong turn, due entirely to stupidity, and ended up at Devil's Kitchen. I did not do the loop by continuing back to the Elephant Hill Trailhead on the Elephant Hill 4X4 Trail, but backtracked the way I came and went up to the Chesler Park Overlook. It was a great hike with spectacular scenery, but from the overlook, Chesler Park looked like it would be a lot of fun to hike as well, so next time I will read the signs correctly. The way I did it, it was about 10 miles, and according to the map, it would have been shorter to do it as a loop, so I think the distance listed on AllTrails for the loop is off by quite a bit. But I am the guy who can't read a sign. There is quite a trail network in the area, and if you follow the signs, you won't get lost.

hiking
6 days ago

Trailhead begins further back on the road from the parking spaces. You’ll see it covered over with piles of logs on the side of the road. Trail is mostly exposed to sun until you get to the overhang with the kiva. There isn’t really scrambling involved, just a couple of steep spots that could be slick in the event of rain. The cairns are easy to follow and the view is worthy of a long sit. It seems like this is a popular place for sunset photographers (we saw at least 5 professional cameras set up), so be ready to share the space.

Easy, fantastic views, neat biological soil communities along the way. Even after sunrise, Mesa Arch is breathtaking.

This is a beautiful Trail! The view the whole time on the Trail is Amazing! My mother in law did this hike and she’s 70 years old. She loved this hike!

Really fun short hike!

This was a great trail to take in all different kinds of scenery! The views from every turn were unreal. This is a great option if you spend just a day in Canyonlands.

Great views !

Wow !!

hiking
13 days ago

Great views. Best to go early in the morning. Hardly anyone was there and the morning sun lights the arch like a ribbon of orange.

hiking
13 days ago

Really enjoyed this one. Not to difficult and amazing views at every turn. Pick up the park brochure at the beginning of the hike. It will give you information about the geology and flora of what you are seeing at four marked vistas.

off road driving
14 days ago

Drove and camped along the White Rim Trail over three nights in early April. Some of the most amazing scenery I’ve ever seen in my life. Every turn provided excitement in navigating the terrain and new and stunning landscapes to enjoy. Probably the best-kept outdoors secret in Utah.

Great extended views

Beautiful views from on top of the butte

hiking
16 days ago

Absolutely amazing!

Great views, but overran with tourist.. still really neat though!

Short but sweet - a must for kids

Very fun and worthwhile trial for a day hike! The trail involves elevation changes, climbing over rocks, climbing some ladders, and even crawling through crevasses. It can be tricky to navigate, with numerous junctions, but worth it for the great views, beautiful sedimentary beds, and desert plants. Lots of lizards too!

hiking
21 days ago

This was a fantastic hike on a beautiful early April weekday that started cool and then warmed up to high 60’s. We did the full out and back to the White Rim trail intersection point in 7 hours at a leisurely pace with lots of stops for pictures and lunch at the White Rim trail (3 hours down, 4 up). That’s a great spot for lunch with views down to the base of the canyon. The trail has spectacular views end to end, with lots of changing scenery. Although the descent/ascent is steep, it’s not technical. You have to be comfortable with wondering how the heck you’re going to descend the face but it was never dicey. We only saw two groups of hikers on the return and otherwise had the whole canyon to ourselves.

hiking
22 days ago

Counterclockwise is the way to go for the more challenging, but more rewarding (view wise) hike!!!! Absolutely amazing hike, 8.3 miles

hiking
22 days ago

Great place to go first for a lovely view with a short walk to the payoff. It is crowded, so if you go there first, other places look serene in comparison.

Very easy for some great views. Make sure you hike to the end to see the canyons on your right!

Beautiful view through the arch. However, it is so crowded that you will have a hard time getting pictures!

Very cool hike, but it was easy for us to get off trail. Pretty steep if you go to the second overlook, but it is do-able.

hiking
26 days ago

Amazing day hike with a stunning view at the end.

hiking
26 days ago

Much of this trail is slogging through sand, but the amazing panoramas make it all worth it, and the mile of trail just south of the junction with squaw canyon is one of the best stretches in the Needles.

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