Joint Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canyonlands, Utah and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

no dogs

Directions from Needles Visitor Center: Follow the main park road to Squaw Flat Campground. Bear right onto Elephant Hill access road and follow that 2 miles to the trailhead. Follow Chesler Park Trail 2.9 miles to Chesler Park. At this junction turn left to reach the middle of the Joint Trail east of the narrows.

hiking
7 days ago

Excellent loop trail. We did this in around 5 hours (including the Chestler Park loop for about 11 miles).

hiking
5 months ago

I did the 11 mile lollipop shaped version from elephant hill trail head (ask at the visitor center for a map). I did it counter clockwise and was so glad. the 'joint' was amazingly cool and refreshing. I started before 7am and drank all 4L of water I packed. Start early!!

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely amazing!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Wonderful very short .6 mi hike with a fun surprise ending.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Soooo amazing!!! Hiking through the Needles was breathtaking! The Joint section was awesome! It was hot outside but down in the rock it was freezing! Gahhhh- I wanna go back!!

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

It was close to 80 degrees but much cooler in the canyon. very awesome hike!

hiking
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Fun trail

hiking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Great place to cool down on a hot day in the summer. There is a large open area in the sandstone that is always shaded and cool

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017