Explore the most popular Running 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.

hiking
3 days ago

Not difficult, amazing views in all directions. Enjoyed it all to myself.... definitely a more enjoyable experience than the other popular overlooks.

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Fantastic trail for the family. Easy to do and a great destination.

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rocky
scramble
snow
5 days ago

This was a great hike with lots of beautiful scenery. We made this hike in late January and the trail was mostly clear of snow with the exception of faces of rock hidden from the sun. There is a bit of a climb at the beginning and a cool narrows towards the middle. The views are amazing and the hike is definitely worth taking. My husband and I made this hike in just over four hours.

hiking
icy
snow
18 days ago

Franchement le sentier n’a rien de terrible,vous avancez tout droit dans un fossé ça peut être rengaine,mais à l’arrivée: Waouh!! Une des vues que j’ai préféré du Parc! privilégiez entre le milieu de matinée et midi pour la lumière. Pas un chat ni à l’aller ni au retour,trop cool!

hiking
icy
muddy
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy trail. Has some great views of Canyonlands.

We only made it to Chester Park. If you want to do this in one day you must get an early start. We did it in deep snow so it took us a mile an hour so we decided to turn back at the Park. Out of this world views all along. I cannot wait to come back and do the whole thing one day!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this strenuous hike counter clockwise to take advantage of the late afternoon sun on the accent on a 40ish degree day. Lite base layer and a wind breaker did the job fine. There is a rock scramble on the way down that is challenging, take your time. Take a break at the bottom for a snack. The walk back up a wash will warm you up and get you ready for a steep uphill back to the top. Long range views of your hike are rewarding.

hiking
2 months ago

Cairns were outstanding. As mentioned previously: steep wall 3/4 way through. I’m 67 and not a problem. Hike counter clockwise. Leapt over one frozen stream since wasn’t sure about it. Shoulder walking at side of road near end. Saw no one. Beautiful day. Great hike. Phenomenal vistas. Don’t expect the rangers at the visitor center to give you any useful advice btw. 12/17/19

We loved this trail. It is a great day hike. We had no trouble staying on route, follow the carins. It took us about 4 hours 45 minutes of hiking. We took the trail counter clockwise and had some of the harder climbs first. There is a rest area about half way in the trail. Perfect for a spot to get lunch and regroup. Restroom at the stop is a plus. Highly recommend this trail.

Amazing trail. I did this solo in late November going clockwise and included the spur trail to the center of the crater. There were cairns to guide the way so staying on trail was no problem. This is a very strenuous trail. There is a section where you need to scramble over rocks on a steep incline and by going clockwise I went up this section. It took about six hours including the spur and stopping for lunch in the crater. The views and solitude were amazing.

rocky
scramble
2 months ago

We did this amazing and strenous hike on a sunny November day. We decided to trek counter clockwise in order to start with a more gradual descent. This meant that we finished with a pretty gruelling and steep ascent. I think both ways should be doable for people who are in reasonably good shape. There is one section (3.5 miles in when going CC) that might make those with a fear of heights feel uncomfortable, and that might be dangerous in wet conditions. All in all, this is a beautiful and hard hike that will shower you with gorgeous and varied landscapes! It took us a bit over 5 hours to finish.

3 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike, nice views, no crowds.

hiking
3 months ago

great hike loved rolling terrain and deer

Pretty cool hike, nice views. Nice to walk on the ridge

hiking
3 months ago

Easy walk, nice to addon if you did confluence

Nice view at the end, easy trail

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is a long but extremely rewarding hike. It's kinda strange, because there is no summit, no great, dominating viewpoint, or such. It just steadily goes from one area of the park to the next. When I did it (end of October, the first day it had snowed in the year), there were no people around either, making it really feel like being at the end of the world. In total it took me about 4:45 hours - time well spent.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

This is indeed a tough hike. I went clockwise, but i don’t think it really matters that much. You’ll encounter steep descents and ascents in either direction. The main problem with going clockwise is that the last 3 miles are pretty anti-climactic. The “Syncline” itself was less difficult than other sections, especially the steep, rocky, northwest section of the loop which gets a bit sketchy in places. The trail is easy enough to follow if you pay attention. When I stated on a Saturday morning just after sunrise (7:45 in late October) I was the only one there. When I finished, a little over 4 hours later, the place was overflowing. So get there early!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike with a nice view of the canyons at the end

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