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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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A quieter part of Canyonlands NP

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Denver, Colorado

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We hiked to Chestler Park. The first mile was very challenging because of the steep trail with big change of elevation. But after that, the trail becomes much more manageable. What a beautiful landscape! To fully appreciate Needles, you must take a hike. You will get rewarded with out of this world scenaries and solitude. You feel like one with... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Interesting side trip to remote park. Not many visitors. If pressed for time this trip is easily dismissed. I believe the original park super lobbied to have this included in Canyonlands. I failed to connect with it. It was scenic in a way but not that much different from driving along the highway. I wish I had taken the time... More 

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Okc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a really cool part of the park. Takes a lot of work to get here, but worth it. This may be the most remote national park I have been too, but it was really cool. Noting lots of water and plenty of snacks. M

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We did the Elephant Trail hike and had a fabulous time. It is a little difficult finding the start of the trail (we took several wrong turns), but once up the first "hill", the trail was very easy to follow, winding beautifully through rock formations and valleys. We turned around after walking down a narrow corridor into a valley that... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Canyonlands National Park consists of three distinct areas. For the most part, Island in the Sky features spectacular overlooks and easy hiking. The Maze is difficult to reach and a trail-less wilderness suitable only for the most experienced hikers. The Needles, to me, defines the Canyonlands park -- accessible, challenging in many places, and stunning in every direction. My new... More 

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

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

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