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Elephant Hill

The Needles, Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 518-885-3639
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The Needles, Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 518-885-3639

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Elephant Hill is an area of geologic interest in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park. Large red boulders of Cedar Mesa sandstone that are streaked and capped with white sediment dominate the landscape. The area is popular for the unusual scenery and outdoor recreation...More

2  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Elephant Hill has its starting access at the end of the dirt road and is the launching point for serious hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, and four wheel vehicles heading into the Needles. While a 3.0 mile RT hike will get you to the serious section...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I had been in this area of Utah for a while before I saw Elephant Hill but the novelty of the landscape had not worn off and I enjoyed seeing Elephant Hill. The drive out there is marked as 2WD unpaved and we negotiated it...More

1  Thank Trekbud
Reviewed September 24, 2016

We spent an afternoon in the Needles section of Canyonlands and hiked part of the Elephant Hill trail, but didn't have enough time to take it as far as I'd like to have. There's a short uphill section at the start that might intimidate some,...More

1  Thank computo
Reviewed July 3, 2016

It is amazing what you can see in the rocks! Lots of things to imagine. Here you can see an elephant! Very cool and worth the picture!

Thank ggerskine
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Well as a first time out for our old jeep it was great fun. The whole loop is technical and requires some offloading skill, and a capable jeep. To say the least we learned a lot about our jeep and what it is capable of....More

1  Thank taylor h
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Elephant Hill is a campground. It's the start of a 4WD road. And it's a trailhead for some of the best short hikes in the Canyonlands. The Needles District itself is unique, as spectacular as any other of Utah's national parks. But to see it...More

1  Thank Insouciant1
Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was a great Jeep trail and wasn't too difficult. Great views, restrooms were at the beginning and end of the trail and the obstacles were good and fun. Love to go back.

Thank Rodney J
Reviewed April 13, 2016

We had half a day so we decided to hike from the Elephant Hill Parking area to the Chesler Park Viewpoint. By miles it was only about 6 miles round trip but what we experienced had a great variety of surfaces we had to traverse....More

2  Thank ROSS B
Reviewed November 21, 2015

The 6 mile round trip hike to Chesler Park from the Elephant Hill Parking area is beautiful but demanding for a mid-60 year old guy like me. The hike starts with a very steep uphill. There are some areas where the trail is flat, but...More

4  Thank MN_Fernando
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louis p
Thanks for the comments...but anyone has current information or condition of the Devil's Lane road; especially Bobby's Hole and SOB Hill as well as current conditions of Elephant Hill, please pass on to me. I would appreciate it. By the Way, I have a 1993 Ford Explorer 4x4 low range. It is stock with no lockers, winch, or other modifications.
May 15, 2015|
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