The Needles, Canyonlands National Park

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The Needles is located in Canyonlands National Park. Our Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner makes visiting The Needles and other Canyonlands National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Wow - we are big fans and frequent travelers to the National Parks of the West, and the Needles section of Canyonlands National Park in Utah offers a secluded gem of trails, camping and outdoor advent...  more »
  • But the Slickrock trail in The Needles was worth the 40 mile side trip which we did while traveling north to Moab. Indian Creek is just before The Needles, and is one of the premier destinations for r...  more »
  • Chesler Park Trail was a highlight of Needles. If we had more time, we would have done a longer hike but this six mile hike had great scenery, a chance to experience a slot canyon, great views...could...  more »

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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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