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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
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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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Gorgeous Scenic Drive, Interesting Rock Formations

Canyonlands National Park is divided into separate districts. The Needles district is in the southeast corner of the park, about 75 miles southwest of Moab. The name "Needles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canyonlands National Park is divided into separate districts. The Needles district is in the southeast corner of the park, about 75 miles southwest of Moab. The name "Needles" refers to the distinctive rock spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone that are found here. There are two paved roads into The Needles (both turn west off US191): the main entrance which is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A bit out of the way but worth every mile! Must do the pothole trail, super easy and life changing views! In the winter the fee booth is closed. I had the whole park to myself! I saw maybe two other vehicles in the two hours I was in the park. This likely contributed to my soulful experience. Do not... More 

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Wyoming, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

not nearly as much traffic and people as the Canyonlands North entrance, but we really enjoyed the quiet walks we did there and the rangers were so helpful in pointing out walks for us to take.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Long drive from Moab, Long hikes and not much else when you get there. If you're a hiker its a must-do, Reccomend Lost Canyon but be aware the loop route is about 11 miles long as it is 2 trails joined, but a Great Hike!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This section of Canyonlands is definitely worth a visit, but it clearly is favored by the backpackers, mountain bikers, serious hikers, and four wheelers. That doesn't mean that you should avoid a visit if you are one of more modest ambition. You'll find a stop at the visitors center worthwhile for some tips commensurate with your interests. We recommend a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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 6 November 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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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