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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  • We visited the Needles section for the first time in our recent trip to the Moab, UT area this past mid-September and were not disappointed. We hiked the entire Chesler Park Loop (11 mi. RT) from 7am-...  more »
  • The drive off of US Route 191 to the south rim of the park is beautiful. There are places along the way to stop and hike or take photos. The visitor’s center staff is very helpful. However at 2:00 pm ...  more »
  • We were excited to see the visitor center was open and the rangers were very helpful. We were about to leave but found out that the sunset is usually very good, so we stayed an extra 45 minutes to wit...  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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