Standley Chasm

45 min to 1 h

2.1 km

↑ 117 m
↓ -117 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park at the end of Standley Chasm Road, Hugh, this walk takes you into the Standley Chasm and back partially via the Larapinta Trail Section 3, exploring the creek bed and vertical rock faces along the way. It goes without saying that the best time to do this walk is around noon, where the chasm is hit by the sunlight just right and create epic red/orange views that’ll warm you up inside. The 3-metre wide chasm is also known as ‘Angkerle Atwatye’, which means ‘Gap of Water’. You can run across multiple bird species, wallabies and lizards as you make your way through the creek bed. Keep in mind that you need to buy tickets from the kiosk for access. Wear grippy shoes as it is a little bit rocky underfoot. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-23.7219262,133.46994)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Telegraph Terrace, 87
  • Turn on to then drive for 910 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Larapinta Drive, 6 and drive for another 880 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Larapinta Drive, 6 and drive for another 38.1 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 9.3 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park at the end of Standley Chasm Road, head towards the kiosk along the dirt track. Cross the bridge and head up the steps to find the kiosk and get your tickets. Turn right and head along the paved path that turns into a dirt shortly after, keeping the car park to your right.Follow the trail (Larapinta Section 3) as it hugs the creek bed to your right. 595 metres in (from the kiosk), keep right and stay on the same track to continue along Standley Chasm Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 45 m back from the start).
Standley Chasm (about 30 m back from the start).
Find the Larapinta Trail Information at the start.
Then cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 15 m pass the "Standley Chasm Kiosk" (on your left).
Turn right.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Larapinta Trail Section 3.
After another 165 m find a seat.
After another 85 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 310 m continue straight.
After another 300 m cross the ford.
After another 45 m cross the ford.
Continue another 45 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Standley Chasm

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 2.1 km
Time 45 min to 1 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one -28 m back from the start.

Toilet: There is one -43 m back from the start.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 690 m apart with the largest gap of 1.7 km.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
-43 m[toilet]
Camp site
-28 mStandley Chasm
250 m[seat]
335 m[seat]
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