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125 mi 201 km of trail 2 Runs

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 22 Trails Intermediate Trails 13 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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Gems in The Needles - 3

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gem Favorite Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP

Druid Arch

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

Squaw Canyon Overlook

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

Canyonlands Confluence Hidden Overlook

(5) Moab, UT

Runs in The Needles - 2

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Favorite Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP
Intermediate/Difficult

Druid Arch

10.2 mi 16.4 km • Out and Back • 1,018 ft Ascent 310.19 m Ascent

(28) Moab, UT
Favorite Needles District. with permission from Nick Terrett
Intermediate/Difficult

Big Spring Canyon/Squaw Canyon Loop

7.0 mi 11.3 km • Loop • 610 ft Ascent 185.93 m Ascent

(24) Moab, UT

Trails in The Needles - 33

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Chesler Park Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Monticello, UT 18 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Joint Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Easy/Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.3 km Monticello, UT 11 
21.9 mi 35.2 km #3Salt Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Easy/Intermediate
21.9 mi 35.2 km Monticello, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #4Cave Spring Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
Easy/Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Moab, UT
5.4 mi 8.6 km #5Big Spring Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.6 km Moab, UT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Druid Arch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
2.0 mi 3.2 km Monticello, UT
1.7 mi 2.8 km #7Slickrock Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
Easy/Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Moab, UT
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8Peekaboo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
4.0 mi 6.4 km Monticello, UT
4.4 mi 7.1 km #9Devils Kitchen Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
4.4 mi 7.1 km Monticello, UT
4.1 mi 6.6 km #10Squaw Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
Easy/Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Moab, UT
5.2 mi 8.3 km #11Confluence Overlook
Intermediate/Difficult
Moab, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
5.2 mi 8.3 km Moab, UT
2.6 mi 4.2 km #12Big Spring to Elephant Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Monticello, UT
4.8 mi 7.8 km #13Lower Red Lake Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.8 km Monticello, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #14Pothole Point Trail
Easy
Moab, UT
Easy
0.6 mi 0.9 km Moab, UT
3.3 mi 5.4 km #15Lost Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.4 km Monticello, UT
10.0 mi 16.1 km #16Horse Canyon Road
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
Easy/Intermediate
10.0 mi 16.1 km Moab, UT
0.7 mi 1.2 km #17Squaw Flat Bypass Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.2 km Moab, UT
1.5 mi 2.5 km #18Angel Arch Trail
Easy
Monticello, UT
Easy
1.5 mi 2.5 km Monticello, UT
1.1 mi 1.8 km #19Salt Creek Canyon Trail
Easy
Monticello, UT
Easy
1.1 mi 1.8 km Monticello, UT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #20Davis Canyon Trail
Easy
Monticello, UT
Easy
1.2 mi 1.9 km Monticello, UT

Photos of The Needles - 57

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Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP
Feb 3, 2016 near Monticello, UT
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
View of Elephant Canyon just after crossing over the ladders from Squaw Canyon
Nov 1, 2019 near Monticello, UT
Stop to take in the beautiful scenery along Elephant Canyon.
Feb 18, 2017 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
Chesler Park
Dec 17, 2015 near Monticello, UT
Spires to the east of the Big Spring Canyon and Squaw Canyon junction.
Jun 14, 2016 near Monticello, UT

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