Chesler Park Loop Trail to the Joint and Druid Arch

moderate(2)
Canyonlands National Park

Chesler Park Loop Trail to the Joint and Druid Arch is a 39.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Monticello, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until December.

Distance: 39.8 km Elevation Gain: 1,101 m Route Type: Loop

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

hiking
Thu Dec 20 2018

Did this trail 12/20/19. It was a perfect day and we started out going to Druid arch. Much of the trail was on dry stream bed. Watch for the trail signs as I wouldn't want to get turned around. The arch is magnificent! I didn't find a way to get very close to it without exposure to a bad fall. We started heading out and decided to hit Chesler Park. Keep a lookout for ruins on the cliff overhangs... The joint is worth a trip all by its self. Very cool! I won't give you more than that but you have to check it out. The jeep road has an obvious exit back toward Chesler Park and from there it is an easy 4-5 miles back to the Druid arch parking TH on Elephant Hill road. The road into the parking is very good and a car can make it. I wouldn't take a Prius but someone did and made it in at least... Long day hike but 24 miles seems like a little far. I would guess more like 17 miles

Thu May 24 2018