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Kaeli Caldwell reviewed Syncline Loop
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Went clockwise starting at 8:30am. Hardly anyone on the trail the entire time. First third was in the shade. The second half was pretty varied and I had fun traversing the boulders.

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Anthony Garz reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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Sven Olson reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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BackpackingGreat!Rocky

Spectacular scenery at every turn. Truly feels like you’re walking through an alien planet sometimes. Despite the absence of a proper “path” over some rugged rocky sections, cairns guide the way every ~30 feet and are fun to spot. We backpacked and slept overnight in one of the reservable backcountry sites in Chesler Park, also highly recommended.

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Justin Rawson reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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Marc Schlessel reviewed Lost Canyon
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Hiking

Awesome trail. Was prepared for it to be difficult to follow based on other reviews but was much easier to follow than expected. Closer to 9 miles. Bring lots of water. Magnificent view right around the 5 mile mark. Take trail clockwise.

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Robert McCurdy reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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Andrew Pham reviewed Syncline Loop
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Hiking

Going clockwise, the last half was difficult with all the scrambling and constant climbing and descending rocks. But so worth it for the variety!

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Ashley Cayford reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!Scramble
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Daniel Smith reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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Emily Wheeler reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!

Definitely get going early because it gets HOT. Follow the rock piles and you will find your way.

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Lynette Pierson reviewed Syncline Loop
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WalkingGreat!

Awesome hike! Incredible views and constantly changing scenery. Best hike we did in Canyonlands. Nice lunch spot at the dry falls after the Boulder field. That said, take precautions. Start early and do it clockwise for afternoon sun at your back. Bring lots of water, sunscreen, hat and hiking boots with good tread.

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Mark Booker reviewed Syncline Loop
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HikingGreat!

We expected a hard trail to follow based on what we read on other websites but the Park Service did a great job marking the trail. As stated in other posts, make sure to bring plenty of water. Great hike.

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Patrick Murphy reviewed Lost Canyon
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Hiking

Great hike plenty of opportunities to lose the trail, scramble over slick rock cliffs from canyon to canyon, went hours without seeing a soul. One of the best!

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Brent Bartram reviewed Peekaboo Camp via Lost Canyon
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockyScramble

This was a great hike with amazing views! I would rate it difficult, or challenging, rather than moderate. Once you get into the canyons there are some serious climbs with not much of an edge, that combined with the heat is where the challenging aspect comes from. We left about 9:15am and returned around 3:15pm--we took our time on the way out to enjoy the views, and made great time coming back. The petroglyphs at Peekaboo Camp were a nice surprise! The trail is very well marked and you do go through a variety of terrains which is nice.

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Paul Harding reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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HikingNo shade

great warmup

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Tariq Jaffery reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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Hiking

Challenging, heat and terrain cannot be tamed they can only be managed with physical fitness, food and plenty of water to drink- plenty of opportunities to get lost in the scenery - it’s a photographer’s paradise.

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keith Haha reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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Tracey Elizabeth reviewed Murphy Trail Loop
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HikingRockyScramble

This hike is tough. Even if you just do the 5 mile route you still have to climb out of the canyon. It’s an 1800 foot gain in about a mile according to my recording. The trail is rocky but very well marked with cairns and mostly clear, albeit hidden. If you only walk to the edge, it would be an easy hike. We did the entire Murphy Hogback loop which is almost 12 miles. The very end of the hike is the climb out. Bring a gallon of water each and a Gatorade if you can. Go counterclockwise for the loop part or you’ll have to walk uphill on the service road too. This is an amazing hike and gave me a huge feeling of accomplishment, but I won’t be doing it again.

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Amber DeAnn reviewed Murphy Trail Loop
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockyScramble

(Recording currently inaccurate) *Do NOT use the directions google maps provides through the All Trails "Directions!" From the Island in the Sky Visitor Center, simply take the main road 10 miles in and you will see the trailhead lot on your right!* This hike was a BEAST, but I', so glad I did it. A Ranger suggested it and was clear that you should bring a gallon of water for it. We were lucky and the temps were in the 80s but it was STILL hot being under the exposed sun all day. Almost NO shade the entire 12 miles, so wear a hat! The Rangers have done and EXCELLENT job with the cairns! You'll need to follow them as most of this hike doesn't really have an obvious trail, but they're not hard to find! You'll start at the top of the canyon and have an INCREDIBLE descent down. We then opted to do the full loop (ended up being about 12 miles) which left us climbing about 1800 ft up the canyon at the hottest part of the day! If you're able, Start this hike early so you can climb out NOT at the hottest part of the day ;-) We only saw 1 ranger, a couple, and 1 group of dirt bikers the entire day, so BE PREPARED. If you get stuck out there, there is no service and it could be a while before you see someone. Bring snacks, and Gatorade is LIFE if you have room for it!

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Jeff Perreault reviewed Peekaboo Camp via Lost Canyon
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Hiking

Fantastic hike! Not for the faint of heart, a few serious exposures.

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Jeremy Searle reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!No shadeOff trail

I’d have to say this was definitely the coolest hike I’ve ever been on. I’m used to being in an alpine environment but I found the seclusion and geology of desert to be equally mindblowing. It seemed like after every corner turned there was something amazing and unique to look at. We lucked out with the weather, the night we arrived there was a gnarly storm that brought some rain and heavy winds, the high temp went from 100 to 80 over night, which still felt hot - this hike could be downright dangerous in 100 degree weather if one was unprepared, and we came across several who weren’t carrying an adequate supply of water and didn’t know where they were going. It’s fun having to follow the cairns, and I have the utmost respect for the individual who mapped out this route, it can be hard to follow even with the cairns. This hike is rad, do it - just be sure to prepare according to conditions and experience level.

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