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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: 435-719-2313
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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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The place is called Canyonland.

Prior to visiting Canyonland, we read some of the reviews. It's so sad to think that some folks have come to this park specifically to view only 2 areas. In my opinion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
blackfootcamp
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Ottawa, Illinois

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Ottawa, Illinois
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193 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Prior to visiting Canyonland, we read some of the reviews. It's so sad to think that some folks have come to this park specifically to view only 2 areas. In my opinion, Canyonland in totality rivals the Grand Canyon. It is just as massive and can be more intimate because you can drive inside the canyon. Please, people, see it... More 

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Daly City, California
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We set out to visit the popular part of Canyonlands, which is Island in the Sky, but we decided this was closer to our motel. Glad we ended up here! This place was very unique in the landscape and scenery. We wouldn't have seen this if we went to Island in the Sky. The trail we took was not busy... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoy the Needles because there are significantly fewer people compared to Moab area. I also really like the formations. Chesler Park/overlook is a superb hike descending into Elephant Canyon then up the other side where the trail is fairly level. This is one of the few trails where you can be amongst the "Needles." Chesler Park itself is... More 

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Thank GreggeryPeccary
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79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately there were quite some road works in the park when we were there and some view points were therefore closed. Besides that it was well worth the a bit over one hour drive from Moab. Way fewer people go there so it feels more like being in the wild. The views are great and quite different to the Island... More 

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New Delhi, India
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75 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw them from the top and its nice and good for the pictures only. Can be covered as the last point in CNP.

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Rigby, Idaho
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79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful part of the park. You must have a high clearance 4X4 to go into the Needles. There's some fun hikes here. I like the Joint Trail in Chesler Park. We camped at Devil's Kitchen which was very cool! The Silver Stairs are fun, and there's petroglyphs and pictographs to see. Elephant Hill will give you a... More 

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New York City, New York
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127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful National Park. The drive to reach the park is just as spectacular as the park itself. Wonderful trails for hiking.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Canyonlands National Park is divided into three (actually four or five is you count the rivers themselves and the detached unit at Horseshoe Canyon) sections which basically are accessible to each other only by long journeys outside the park. One of the three major areas, the Maze, is accessible only by four wheel drive vehicles and is very primitive. That... More 

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52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The Needles is a separate part of Canyonlands; both by driving and viewpoints. Needles is basically a floor view of Canyonlands, and Islands is the rooftop view. Needles has plenty of short walks/hikes; for families and those with mobility issues. Cave Spring (separate review) was a very easy hike for our family. I'd recommend it, because it provides some of... More 

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We didn't have long to make the trip from Moab to The Needles. It was a long drive but the scenery was beautiful and the rock formations were quite different to the north part of the park (accessible by another route). Photographers would love this area.

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