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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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Spring and Fall are best

We love exploring our own back yard! be sure to stop at the Needles Outpost on the way by to pick up a drink or a "Get Lost" Tee Shirt! Any car will be able to make this trip as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Crystal O
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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We love exploring our own back yard! be sure to stop at the Needles Outpost on the way by to pick up a drink or a "Get Lost" Tee Shirt! Any car will be able to make this trip as long as you don't mind dirt roads!

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North London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You can not do Canyonlands unless you go to Needles District, specifically do The Joint trail, which is ~11miles of some of the best landscape in America. Rather than go to a viewpoint such as Islands in the Sky, actually walk through the viewpoint. Every corner is another sight in this beautiful hike. It's a shame that the only reason... More 

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Lier, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I love The Needles district of Canyonlands NP because it’s an absolute hiking paradise. This was my 7th visit since 1981 and The Needles are still as attractive and fascinating as 30 years ago. I love the solitude and the long trails in the park … you can hike for hours without meeting one person. There are 4 short and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a great ride on the motorcycle- very scenic. We rode this as well as the island in the sky section. They are different and both worth the drives.

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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The beautiful uprisings of red rock are amazing. Looking up at those towering monoliths as you drive down to the park made one feel very small. We loved the colors and unusual formations of the rocks. It left me in awe of the wonders of nature. But be sure to fill up your tank before you go. There is one... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The needles overlook which is 22 miles off the highway 191 is a visit well worth the journey. The outlook has been beautifully set out with a circular trail easily walked with a fantastic all round view of the needles mountain range. The attractive setting also has picnic tables and washrooms. The slight downside was that the vista information had... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

this is a great park we just went for the day. be prepared it takes about 35 minutes to get to visitors center once you get off the highway. We did the cave spring trail and slickrock trail. if you only have a day slickrock trail is perfect it takes a couple hours and the loop has some great views... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

The Needles District of Canyonlands was my favorite place to explore in Eastern Utah. It is crazy beautiful, has lots of great hiking, and wasn't nearly as crowded as Arches or Island in the Sky. It is ideal for people who like to hike, because most of the best scenery is accessed by the trails. I recommend visiting when it... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Have been here several times, both dayhiking and staying at several backcountry sites. The sites (with a couple exceptions) are mostly well positioned such that you never see people and they don't see you. Chesler Park is our favorite area, with beautifully positioned sites. Lots of diversity in the challenge of hikes - we've been able to do demanding, extended... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Needles are clearly visible from a couple of overlooks, but that really doesn't give the true story or impact of the hoodoos. Get out on foot and do some hiking, you might find that you're the only person to ever visit that spot.

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Address: Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2313
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Canyonlands National Park

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