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Address: , Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2313
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Activities: Camping, Hiking
Description: This area of Canyonlands has a great variety of rock formations and allows...
This area of Canyonlands has a great variety of rock formations and allows camping.
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recommned chesler park viewpoint on Elephant Hill trailhead

great view of the needles and sandstone structures on this hike which is round 6 miles round trip. It involves around 1500 ft elevation gain. Carry plenty of water on a hot day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

great view of the needles and sandstone structures on this hike which is round 6 miles round trip. It involves around 1500 ft elevation gain. Carry plenty of water on a hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The hike to the Needles is very hard, make sure to bring LOTS of water. I recommend going in the afternoon so you'll be cool all the time during the hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This park is definitely gorgeous ! The view on the needles can be easels acessed in car, and are definitely worth it. If you have a bit of time, really consider a small hike in the park to see them better, it's definitely worth it !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been to Island in the Sky before so we went to the Needles this time. We hiked Pothole Point and really liked the views. You must also walk around and take in the views at Big Spring Canyon overlook. I love Canyonlands generally because it's so quiet and many times you can be alone. There aren't busloads of... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Probably because it is farther away from the other part of Canyonland, this is a place to visit because of the scenery, the walks, the quiet and a great campsite. It is a long drive, even from other parts of the Park but it has one of the best NP campsites, with very large individual space in a beautiful setting.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

On a short camping trip to see Arches National Park and Canyon Lands National Park we decided to drive into the Needles portion of the park since it was on our way back to CA. First off, when you are driving in you think there is nothing worthy of seeing as it is a long (hour) drive before you reach... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Even though the drive to this side of the park is quite a distance we were able to see a variety of breathtaking views along the way. When we reached the visitors center I was disappointed to find out the the Mesa arch was not in this section of the park and the only arches required overnight hikes. This is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great area for off-roading, hiking and mountain biking. A more personal experience than Island in the Sky.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The drive to needles is on 191 from Moab. On the way don't miss and stop @ Wilson Arch ( short 10 min hike to top) and Newspaper Rock a little ways on road to Canyonlands "needles". ( very remote so gas up in Moab or Monticello )Allow most of a day so you are not rushed. Beautiful multi-colored high... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went through the Needles district not too long ago. It is beautiful. I went through to get a look at the area. I had wanted to see the area for a long time. I did not have enough time for a hike but I want to come back. The views are stunning. It is very hot here in the... More 

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