“Wind your way to the base of Mount Kinesava on this open desert trail.”
— Tom Robson
Camping is currently in designated sites and is available for reservations online or on a walk-up basis. Additionally, summer can get very hot and dry preventing much use in the summer months.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
The Chinle Trail starts from the Anasazi Way sub-division and crosses the open desert as it winds toward the base of Mount Kinesava. The trail travels through the open desert and offers up some amazing and sweeping views of the cliffs behind great formations like the West Temple and Mount Kinesava.
Chinle Trail crosses areas of petrified wood and has highly developed areas of the cryptobiotic soil. This trail is very hot in the summer but pleasant in the spring and fall. Coalpits Wash has no developed trail, but there is a well beaten path that is easy to follow to the junction with Scoggins Wash. At the junction of Scoggins Wash, bear left and head up to the narrows and pools nestled between enormous boulders and small waterfalls. This trail is best from the fall to the spring due to its low elevation.