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The Needles District in Moab, UT
The Needles District
Moah, Utah, 84532 | 800-635-6622
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Needles Canyonlands - Backcountry Hiking and 4WD Trails

Needles Canyonlands is located in the southeastern section of Canyonlands National Park. The area is named for the colorful spires of sandstone that resemble needles reaching skyward. Go hiking, biking, and backpacking. Challenge yourself with an off-road excursion.or enjoy a a picnic near a scenic overlook. Touring this area is an exhilarating backcountry experience that requires hiking and 4WD driving for some destinations. Trails lead to popular landmarks including Tower Ruin, Confluence Overlook, Elephant Hill, the Joint Trail and Chesler Park.


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Free Admission

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Visitor Center: Open Daily Spring- Fall: 8 am-4:30 pm


  • Ranger Lectures
  • Ranger-Led Tours


  • HIking
  • Backpacking
  • 4WD Trails
  • Photography
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Picnics


  • Are roads available for driving to the Needles? What facilities are available?

    You can access the Needles Canyonlands by taking US 191 and driving 40 miles south of Moab, then taking UT 211 approximately 35 miles west. UT211 ends at The Needles. It is the only paved road visitors use driving in and out of the area. Needles is known for its rough 4WD trails leading to canyons, natural arches and sheer walled cliffs. The Visitors Center has restrooms, water and information sheets on the most popular trails. The Squaw Flat Campground provides toilets, picnic tables and fire rings. Bring food and water if you are planning a day hike.
  • Are there guided tours of Needles?

    Yes. You can join one of the ranger-led tours at the Needles Visitors Center, which is open daily from spring through fall. Here you can also view exhibits, purchase guidebooks and maps, pick up backcountry permits and learn the locations of hiking trails and picnic areas.. Evening educational programs are presented at Squaw Flat Campground from March-October. The calendar at the visitor center posts special events and upcoming exhibits.

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