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Elephant Hill

The Needles, Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 518-885-3639
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Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4
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The Needles, Canyonlands National Park, UT
+1 518-885-3639
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Camped back at Horsehoof campsite in Needles which required the traversing of Elephant Hill, Narrow Pass, and SOB Hill. All are quite technical and man are you glad when you get passed them. However, once overcoming these obstacles, you are afforded the most beautiful sights!...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Elephant Hill is at the end of a very narrow 3.0 mile (4.8k) dirt road in the Needles District starting near Squaw Flat that is passable with an ordinary passenger car with care. Elephant Point is the beginning of the very difficult, technical 4x4 track...More

2  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Often overlooked or passed by on the way to the Chesler Trailhead at the end of Elephant Hill road, this formation is a beautiful example of sandstone mesa/butte.

Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 19 January 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

3  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 7 December 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 29 October 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 24 September 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 3 July 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 16 May 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 6 May 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

2  Thank Insouciant1
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