Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Canyonlands National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
6 days ago

Drove to Castle Arch trailhead, which is about as far as one could drive. Hiked to Castle and Fortress Arches. The main obstacle to driving is deep sand, which is present all along the route. I had no trouble in my 4Runner after airing down, but the ranger told me a Jeep got stuck a couple of days earlier. It was an amazing trip. My only regret was not having more time to explore.

Hiked it for my second time yesterday. Awesome terrain and my hat is off to the great people who laid it out and maintain it.

off road driving
15 days ago

Great scenery! Easy drive.

on Mesa Arch Trail

15 days ago

Great sunrise spot. The glow of the sun on the arch is beautiful. The view of canyons behind the arch is also lovely. The trail is very short and takes less than 20 minutes to walk to the arch and easy to follow. Going in mid November was great to miss the crowds but there was still about 10 of us at the arch for sunrise

on Chesler Park Loop Trail

hiking
15 days ago

This is a looonnnng one for our family, but fun one. There are many twists and turns. Once reaching the Park, the landscape changes and the view becomes expansive.

The trail is not terribly challenging, but requires some planning and stamina. There are some narrow canyons along the way. Nothing was insurmountable.

Enjoy!

Worth hiking this trail to the end as it provides views on the other side of the mesa too! For more details and pics, visit https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

I think the better views are at the second overlook, but most people stop before then. Interesting and different from the rest of the park. For more details and pics, visit https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

hiking
16 days ago

unique hike up the giant rock. nice views. fun short scramble at the top. for more details and pics, visit: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

hiking
16 days ago

Simple Trail with a few signs indicating surrounding vegetation. Nice view of canyon through arch. For more details and pics visit: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

Beautiful hike! The only reason to do the entire loop is if hiking through the Joint is important to you. It is similar to a slot canyon. Otherwise doing the shorter hike to the overlook provides all you need to see of the needles as the return on the longer hike gets a little dull around mile 9. Otherwise, it is a great hike including flat parts and scrambling. For more details and pics visit https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/20/best-hikes-canyonlands/

One of the most amazing views is at sunrise. Definitely worth getting up early for!

nice views

Nice trail .05 mil look amazing

on Druid Arch Trail

21 days ago

Great trail a little scrambling at the end but worth it. Some great scenery views from the arch.

off road driving
23 days ago

My family loved this way of getting to know Canyonlands NP. We did not have any trouble with our Subaru Outback. Really worth it, but I would be really hesitant to drive it if the weather is not forgiving

A minute walk from your car to the viewpoint, definitely worth taking a little detour from the main road.

hiking
29 days ago

Pretty middle hike, some stairs but other then my that smooth. Beautiful views, must so you can see both sides of the canyon at the same time!

I must miss the ponit of why this is exciting geologically speaking.There is so much nicer places to hike around there.

It's impressive to see the road down there. Great view

A nice view overlooking the canyons. Easy hike

Great view! I really like the white rocks

hiking
30 days ago

It's ok, but there is so much nicer around

hiking
30 days ago

A classic. If your expectations aren't too high, then it's worth it!

went for sunrise, it was nice

Absolutely beautiful hike. My sister and I did this hike, ages 64 and 66. Parts of it are nice and easy and parts if it kicked our butts. While the Joint part of the loop had some difficult areas it was quite short and doable. It’s tough coming back as it feels like it will never end. One of our most beautiful and most strenuous hikes.

off road driving
1 month ago

We have driven this trail many times and it has never disappointed. This trail can be made with a high clearance stock vehicle but there could be some underside contact. Along this road you will see the famous site of where the car went off the cliff from the "Thelma and Louise" movie. As you continue on to the portion that enters Canyonlands National Park, ATV's are no longer permitted. Climbing the switchbacks to the main road in Canyonlands is not for the faint of heart as the overlook is a long ways to the bottom, but the view is amazing.

We did this hike in late October, so it was cool enough to be pleasant. Wouldn’t want to do this hike if it was over 70 degrees. We’re in our mid-sixties, and felt the hike was not worth the view at the end. We almost needed a rope to scale one of the boulders, and had to use our hands pretty frequently to either hoist ourselves up, or lower ourselves down. Also, the Jeep track isn’t much fun, dry, dusty and not very scenic. We much preferred Chesler Park and Squaw to Big Spring Canyon! They’re long, and fairly difficult in places, but the views are way worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked here and had to dodge a red 4runner climbing the rocks. Insane what people do with vehicles here!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with a great view!

Was a great tour!!! We had rain and a little bit snow! You have to be carefull, the stones with the sandy shoes are slippery when wet!

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