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Elephant Hill, Canyonlands National Park

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Where to stay in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park offers camping in two first-come, first-served campgrounds and various primitive sites throughout the park. Most park visitors opt to stay in the nearby town of Moab, which offers plenty of places to rest in the form of national chain motels, rustic inns with a Southwestern vibe, and lodges. A few bed and breakfasts sit north and south of town on the way to the park, and a couple of ranches and lodges lie a bit farther from town, offering more luxurious digs in the majestic setting of southern Utah's high desert.
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  • 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, ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »