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The Needles, 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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  • You must know that it is a good drive from either Moab or Blanding to the Needles portion of Canyonlands. But man is it worth it! There aren't many pull-offs but the ones they have are so interesting ...  more »
  • Considered by many to be the most beautiful district of Canyonlands National Park with its maze of canyons and colorful banded rock formations of all sorts, including the many closely clustered rock s...  more »
  • The scenery here is very different from the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park. Here areas are more arid. Ensure you stop to see Newspaper Rock on the way into the Park. Helpful ra...  more »