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Gems in The Needles - 3

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gem Favorite Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP

Druid Arch

(7) Monticello, UT
gem Favorite Needles District. with permission from Nick Terrett

Squaw Canyon Overlook

(6) Monticello, UT
gem Favorite A mere 1,000 feet away from the river, straight up!

Canyonlands Confluence Hidden Overlook

(6) Moab, UT

Recommended Routes in The Needles - 2

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Favorite Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP
Difficult

Druid Arch

10.2 mi 16.4 km 1,018' Up 310.19 m Up 1,016' Down 309.7 m Down

Moab, UT
Favorite The needles.
Intermediate/Difficult

Big Spring Canyon/Squaw Canyon Loop

7.4 mi 11.8 km 560' Up 170.83 m Up 560' Down 170.71 m Down

Moab, UT

The Needles Running

  • 141 Miles 226 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 18 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in The Needles - 33

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Chesler Park Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT 21 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Joint Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT 13 
5.4 mi 8.6 km #3Big Spring Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
21.9 mi 35.2 km #4Salt Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
1.7 mi 2.8 km #5Slickrock Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
0.3 mi 0.4 km #6Slickrock Trail N. Viewpoint Spur
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Druid Arch Trail
Difficult
Monticello, UT
Difficult
Monticello, UT
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8Peekaboo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
2.9 mi 4.6 km #9Chesler Park Loop/Devils Kitchen Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Big Spring to Elephant Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT

Photos of The Needles - 108

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Sunset in Chesler Park. The rock formations on the south end of the meadows are a great spot for sunrises and sunsets, and also provide some shade.
Oct 27, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP
Feb 3, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Stop to take in the beautiful scenery along Elephant Canyon.
Feb 18, 2017 near Monticello, UT
A deeply incised canyon from the Peekaboo Trail
Mar 27, 2020 near Monticello, UT
Druid Arch, as seen from the trail of the same name.
Dec 15, 2015 near Monticello, UT
Needles District. with permission from Nick Terrett
Jun 15, 2016 near Monticello, UT
View of Elephant Canyon just after crossing over the ladders from Squaw Canyon
Nov 1, 2019 near Monticello, UT
A mere 1,000 feet away from the river, straight up!
Apr 7, 2016 near Moab, UT