Description: The Chinle Trail takes you through Zion’s Desert Lowlands until you arrive at Coalpits Wash.
Distance: 8.1 Miles one-way.
Highest Elevation: 4,400 Feet Above Sea Level
Hazards: Gets extremely hot in the summer.
Jurisdiction: Zion National Park
The Chinle Trailhead is located between Springdale, Utah and Rockville, Utah. To find the Chinle trailhead, follow these directions:
Starting at the South Entrance of Zion National Park, drive 3.5 miles west on Utah Highway 9.
After 3.5 miles, turn right onto Anasazi Way.
After about 100 feet, turn right into the unmarked parking area which is the Chinle Trailhead.
The Chinle Trail will take you through the Desert Lowlands, offering sweeping vistas of Mount Kinesava, the Three Marys, Eagle Crags, Huber Wash, the Petrified Forest Bench, Scoggins Wash, Cougar Mountain, and The Towers of the Virgin. The trail ends at Coalpits Wash above a beautiful waterfall that is just upstream from Coalpits Spring.