The Joint Trail in Needles, Canyonlands

Joint trail steps from chesler park hike
Stone Steps into the Joint Trail from Chesler Park
Hiking sometimes is pure drudgery.  Other times it is a magical experience.  The joint trail is one of those magical trails in which the destination is not the only aim.  The journey to the destination can be just as much fun along a wonderful trail like this.  The narrow canyon walls, fun and silly "cairn room" are the destination among themselves along the way to the beautiful Chesler Park.  It is also very cool and pleasant deep in these slots, a nice break from the sun and heat..
hiker on joint trail from chesler park
Hiker on the Joint Trail in Needles District
cairns on the joint trail needles canyonlands
Cairns along Joint Trail