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Road to Needles District

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT

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Cowboy Camp

Went to the area and went counter clock wise on the trail. Came to the two ladders which I did even though I dislike them. Kind of rickety. The view was awesome. Cowboy Camp was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kittym7
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Winterport, Maine
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Winterport, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the area and went counter clock wise on the trail. Came to the two ladders which I did even though I dislike them. Kind of rickety. The view was awesome. Cowboy Camp was very near the trailhead if I had gone clockwise.

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Bonduel, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road was gravel for majority of the drive, but the road was well maintained, even when snow covered and slippery.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

we took this road our first day out. amazing views. i couldn't go more than a couple of miles without getting out to take more pictures. many opportunities for hiking (i couldn't), so we just traveled in the car and it was beautiful.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very scenic area. I much prefer it to the Island in the Sky district, however it is a bit long of a drive, if you think driving two hours when you are so far from home in a special location that you may never return to again is long. But don't go. Leave it unspoilt for us travelers. Preferably.

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Birdsboro, PA, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Didn't get to see some of the areas I wanted because it required treks of 6 miles one way. Very interesting rock formations and a lot of areas you could drive close enough to only have a short hike.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It's a really long way into the Needles district of Canyonlands but the scenery makes the drive a part of the day's activity rather than a chore to get over with. The light is best early and late and I recommend getting up early for the drive if you can fit that with your schedule.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I'm not sure exactly which "road to Needles District" is being referenced, but it doesn't matter because they are all great scenic drives! US191 between Moab and UT211 passes Wilson's Arch and Church Rock, with majestic views of the La Sal Mountains to the east. UT211 follows Indian Creek through stunning red-rock mesas to the entrance of Canyonlands-Needles District. There's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Needles District is great in that you can drive your car all the way to the end of the gravel roads. There are camping and picnic sites available. NOTE: If the weather is wet, it is not advisable to drive on the unpaved roads.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The whole area is magnificent. Even though we spent 2 wks looking at "rock", they are all different and well worth a visit.

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Sedalia, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went to 4-wheel Elephant Hill Trail and discovered that both the drive into from 191 and the park were very pleasant surprises. The early morning scenery was magnificent. We think it is much more interesting, and certainly less congested than Canyonlands at Moab. Elephant Hill Trail was difficult but amazing. Both a stock Land Cruiser and a stock LR4... More 

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