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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
Phone Number: +1 435-719-2313
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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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Beautiful Drive

We were on our way from Hovenweep to Arches, and stopped here on the way. The Needles area of Canyonlands is the less visited part of the park. It is a long way off the main... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
GilB867
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Memphis, Tennessee

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long scenic drive to get to and from the (distant) viewpoint. Not really worth it. Did not feel up to a long hike. Should have gone to the needles overlook off Route 191 instead and had more time at Arches.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way from Hovenweep to Arches, and stopped here on the way. The Needles area of Canyonlands is the less visited part of the park. It is a long way off the main highway which is Hwy 191 but we thought worth the effort. We read some reviews that did not think much of this part of... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Chesler park loop/joint trail an 11 miles hike which was so beautiful. One of the best we've done. The view is fantastic especially on the way up and down (3 miles each direction) when you arrive at the saddle overlooking Chesler park where you can see colorful sandstone spires. It took around 6 hrs with stops. Recommended

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Cary, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small visitor center in the Needles district -- sporadic gas facilities The Needles district of Canyonlands National Park is the less visited section of Canyonlands. It's fairly out of the way and it's a long ways after you get off of the main highway - US 191. The drive in is pretty enough. The needles district is good if you... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quite a long drive from Moab where we were staying but certainly worth the time spent in the car. The route in includes great views and the rocks get more dramatic as you approach. There are good view points, a number of 4WD trails and many individual backpacking sites that don't require too long a walk in, just... More 

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Coldspring, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed in this park. From the condescending, almost hostile attitude of the "girl" at the entrance gate -did you ever see an officious bureaucrat who smiled with their mouth only? To the openly dismissive attitude of the staff in the "Needles Visitor Center". "Welcome to Canyon Lands-now leave." This is the ONLY National Park I ever went to where... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I hiked both the Island in the Sky district and the Needles district. The Needles has many more trails, more varied trails, and more loop trails. Take the Chesler Park trail out to Elephant canyon, and then cross from Elephant canyon to Big Spring Canyon, and then cross to Squaw Canyon and return by Squaw Canyon. You will cross over... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We arrived on a Monday morning in September and were able to nab a campsite within the park. There were at least 6 still available. We spent the day hiking on the trail to Chelser Park. It's such a fun and beautiful hike following rock cairns over slick rock with the occasional ladder to climb. In the spring there are... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

11 mile hike that is at about 5500 feet with about 600 or so elevation change. Wonderful back country experience that had a surprising number and variety of hikers. We are vigorous hikers so we did this in 5 hours round trip but I would plan 7+ hours for the average person. Required some climbing up a latter and over... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It's hard to imagine how different each of the districts is in Canyonlands Nat'l Park. We spent today hiking in the Needles District from Elephant Hill to Chesler Park. The needles formations are just beautiful, and we saw lots of other weird-shaped rocks along the way. The views from the Chesler Park overlook are spectacular. Needles is a bit off... More 

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