Backpacking through the Needles Canyonlands was such a unique experience. The scrambling, climbing, slot canyons, and caves truly made the hike unforgettable. The only negative to the backpacking trip was the limited access to water. If we had easier access to water, we would have been able to explore the Needles more thoroughly.Where is the needles National Park?
NPS/Neal Herbert The Needles forms the southeast corner of Canyonlands and was named for the colorful spires of Cedar Mesa Sandstonethat dominate the area. Hiking trailsoffer many opportunities for long day hikes and overnight trips.How do I get a permit for the needles Canyonlands?
This Needles Canyonlands map is a backpacking itinerary for a four-day loop around the Needles. For an original map from NPS please click here. Obtaining a permit in the spring, summer, and fall is a very simple process, just visit the NPS reservation system to see which campsites are available on the dates of the trip.What is there to do at the needles?
The Needles forms the southeast corner of Canyonlands and was named for the colorful spires of Cedar Mesa Sandstone that dominate the area. Hiking trails offer many opportunities for long day hikes and overnight trips. Foot trails and four-wheel-drive roads lead to such features as Tower Ruin, Confluence Overlook, Elephant Hill,...