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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2313
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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We visited the Needles section via a 4X4 tour through Navtec. Because of their tour availability, we had to visit Needles before Islands in the Sky. Let me say this, after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Because of time issues we only had time for Needles lookout on seperate road from park. Guy at visitor centre told us to go there. Not worth it. Go onthe longer road right into the park !!!!

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the Needles section via a 4X4 tour through Navtec. Because of their tour availability, we had to visit Needles before Islands in the Sky. Let me say this, after spending a whole day in Needles and watching the Sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park the day before, we were a little bit under-impressed with Islands in the... More 

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Middle Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is the southern side of Canyonlands. It is more remote and the Needles (for which it is named) is not within easy walk in the park. The road into it is perhaps more interesting than the park itself.. Make sure that you stop at Newspaper Rock on the way in to see the ancient drawings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Needles is a remote region in Canyonlands that houses what I consider is the most interesting, exciting, mystical and unique sandstone arch ever. Druid Arch is about a 5.5-mile hike (one-way) from the trailhead that goes through slot canyons, polished round towers, cavernous formations and a prehistoric riverbed. The hike is intense but the pay-off scenic reward is unforgettable.... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am sharing my experience on driving out of Needles along Hwy 211 and towards US190 after dusk. The mule deer are rampant and I came close to hitting deer no less than 6 times on the drive. They basically just stand in the middle of the road with little awareness of oncoming traffic. Please be very careful and drive... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A long drive from Moab but when we had finished our day here we drove on to Monticello. However, Monticello is pretty quiet and doesn't have much to offer compared with Moab. Be sure to stop at Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument to see the petroglyphs. More stunning scenery at the Needles.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Did this section first and it was a surprise package, as we thought we would be in and out in no time. The sights were amazing and kept getting better. Take water and enjoy nature in one of the most beautiful spots around. The drive in is fairly long which is probably why the other end, Island in the Sky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was not as crowded as Islands in the Sky section of Canyonland NP. But it was worthwhile to visit the Needles. Mind you that some of the hikes could not be reached with a trailer/RV due to road conditions.

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as four-wheel-drive roads are all to be found in The Needles section of Canyonlands National Park. The two larger districts (The Needles and Island in the Sky) of this national park are not connected within the park and have two separate entrances. One is north of Monticello from the east via Hwy 211,... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited the needles section of Canyonlands in late April. The weather was perfect, low 50's at night high 70s low 80's during the day. Any later and I think it would have been a little too hot for all the hiking we did. We spent 3 days hiking around the area doing 10-12 mile loops each time. The hiking... More 

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