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Phenomenal area of Canyonlands for Active Hikers and Athletic Types

Went to the Needles on my second visit to Canyonlands and absolutely loved it. Also been to Island... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
joe s
Tampa, Florida
Beautiful days, wonderful nights

Unique remote place, far from everything. You have to drive 60 km just to get to the visitor... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Went to the Needles on my second visit to Canyonlands and absolutely loved it. Also been to Island in the Sky and Horseshoe Canyon and prefer the Needles over both. The hikes are awesome but you need to be in good shape for the hikes....More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank joe s
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Unique remote place, far from everything. You have to drive 60 km just to get to the visitor center. Rangers can't home every night so must sleep in the park, We spent a lovely night at Needles Outpost. Never saw so many stars in our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank robledomaster
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We had a wonderful hike up around Chesler Park and through Joint Canyon. The scenery is off the chart. So unusual and interesting. The park is NOT crowded and November is a great time to go as it was perfect hiking temperature.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Margaret B
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this section of Canyonlands. The colors are spectacular. Stop at the visitors center to see a list of the trails and their level of difficulty. I enjoyed Needles more than the Island in the Sky Section. We practically had the park to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 448jillh
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Needles is largely empty, stupidly beautiful, has incredible hikes, and lacks the hour of traffic to get in an out like Arches. I hope you all never visit and hate it so I can have it all to myself forever.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jill P
Reviewed October 16, 2018

I have done several hikes now in the Needles District. This place is like no other, and believe me as I've hiked in Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef, Arches, and the Grand Canyon (all of which are amazing). It's as if God just decided to have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank kevan j
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The Needles section of Canyonlands National Park is nowhere near as popular as the Island in the Sky district near Moab. We didn't have much time to spend here, but we would love to return. Stop at Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument on the way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Thomas F
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I traveled there by motorcycle - more sensible people would have gone in an air-conditioned high ground clearance 4X4. And even then realize that if you get stuck - or damage your vehicle, recovery cost will run over $1000. Back to the scenery - and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Beemer01
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A visit to the "Needles" region gives one a better appreciation as to how vast and amazingly beautiful, the Canyonlands NP really is! Recommend first stopping in at the Needles visitor Center for suggestions on how to best use your time. TIPS: - Stop and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank webcam13
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Just fabulous. Take the time and enjoy this stunning drive as it winds through spectacular scenery. The Needles were pretty incredible. Just the feat of building this road through this countryside is so impressive. Be advised, there are multiple one car very tight tunnels, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank maryalicet2014
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September 5, 2016|
Response from Andrew S F | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm... I was totally amazed by my experiences in Needles District. It was (as my Daughter promised) the most beautiful place I ever backpacked. I guess my review did not adequately express the quality of the experience... More
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Response from BGB166 | Reviewed this property |
I recall a couple of Jeeps at the end of the road about a half mile short of the Confluence Overlook, and I don't think either was a Wrangler. The shorter the wheelbase, the better. I believe a Renegade would be okay but... More