Canyonlands National Park - The Needles 

I spent half the day hiking this southern district of Canyonlands National Park and taking in the views of the rock formations, mesas and Colorado mountains in the background. The trails were short and sweet, and got me excited to see the other districts of the park.

My itinerary for the day was as follows:

  • Stopped at Newspaper Rock on the drive in 
  • Camped for free off of Lockhart Basin Rd. near Hamburger Rock camp
  • Hiked .6 miles Cave Spring trail
  • Drove past Wooden Shoe Arch
  • Hiked .6 miles Pothole Point trail
  • Hiked 2.4 miles Slick Rock trail
  • Headed to Moab
  • Stopped at Wilson Arch
  • Camped one night for $15 at Sand Flats Recreation Area