Chinle Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Chinle Trail is a 15.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

15.5 miles
1,794 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly





horseback riding

nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

Zion National Park Springdale, Utah 84767 Park Headquarters: 435-7723256 Backcountry Information: 435-772-0170 Fax :435-7723426

2 months ago

My favorite hike in Zion. We stayed out in the backcountry for one night here at campsite #4. It was absolutely beautiful and there wasn't another soul in sight. The rocks glowed at dusk and the moon shined throughout the night. During the day, the desert got up to about 75-80 degrees at the end of February with high 20s-low 30s at night. An abundance of scenery. Can't recommend it more.

4 months ago

Need to take water in April, the streams were dry so don’t count on the streams running.
The trail is easy will take 2 - 2:30 hrs to reach camp 1

Thursday, May 25, 2017

For a day hike out and back in moderate weather, this is a nice trail with great views and somewhat changing terrain. There are obvious inclines and declines around the washes, none of which are difficult in moderate weather.

However, if you're backpacking with a full load in 90° heat, this is serious. The whole trail is extremely exposed. We backpacked to campsite #5 which is very slightly uphill most of the way. We really didn't realize it until we returned. We camped at the designated spot, which we thought was nice, although it is very exposed. The Coalpits spring was fantastic and just what we needed. The water had low sediment and was easy to filter. Note that it is not always running, check with the ranger.

Our return is when we realized going out must have been uphill because the flat-to-downhill was welcomed. The heat was brutal and there was little shade. We did this in late May and it was in the 90s with no clouds. We returned with heat exhaustion. Please be careful and reconsider backpacking in that type of weather.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great trail and all the campsites have amazing views. We came back by way of the Coalpit Wash Trail instead of backtracking.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Nice quiet trail. The start is rocky but it smooths out and you can go as far as you want.

horseback riding
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nice trail for horses with good views of the rock layers. Pretty flat.

Friday, November 09, 2012

A nice easy and sandy hike. Best done in the fall, winter or spring. There is a petrified log jam at the end of the wash at the alcove. You can explore more if you scramble up the left side of the wash and hike east to connect to the Chinle trail, On top is the petrified forest. Beautiful views in all directions.

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