nature trips

wild flowers

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trail running

off road driving

no dogs

mountain biking


This landscape was eroded into canyons, buttes, and mesas by the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries. The park is divided into four districts by the rivers. There are rock pinnacles and other naturally sculpted rock, as well as artifacts from Ancient Pueblo Peoples.

3 days ago

Challenging hike, with spectacular scenery! Very interesting canyon to explore. The last 2 miles out the hike becomes an adrenaline rush as you hike above the canyon floor, traversing the rocks,

One of my favorite trails on earth. You will feel it when you are done, but the variety of desert landscapes you experience are well worth the pain. The open panoramas of Chesler, the mushroom rock formations in Elephant Canyon, the dark narrow path within the joint trail, the ascent into Chesler and all those colorful needles against the bright blue sky make this trail a must see if you find yourself in the needles.

Easy. Awesome view. If you are scared of heights do not try this trail.

on Aztec Butte Trail

9 days ago

A quick easy trail ! Enjoyed the rock scrambling to the top and the views of the area.

Great views of Canyonlands. Visited here many years ago but just discovered that it had been added

12 days ago

Motorcycled from Hans Flat Ranger Station many years ago and then hiked the overlook trail at the end. The overlook is amazing and I have wanted to go back and hike down into the maze

Pretty awesome views rivaling the Grand Canyon, although not quite so good in my humble hiker opinion. Still, well worth the short jaunt to the end and even more amazing views. This whole park is truly unbelievable.

Awesome and very short/easy hike with a lot of people on it. Once you get out to the further second viewpoint the crowd thins and you get some truly spectacular views. A must see in Canyonlands. I could hear the harder loop trail a calling my name as well.

18 days ago

Super short and easy hike to a gorgeous viewpoint. A must see if you are in Canyonland. Stay on the trail though, the soil off trail in this whole park is quite precious to the ecosystem. If you don't believe me, see the display in the information center at the main entrance to the park.

20 days ago

Beautiful views across the island in the sky

off road driving
23 days ago

Beautiful views, steep drops and plenty of exposure. One way or another, will take your breath away. Schafer Trail is an exposed shelf road that takes you into the canyon. Murphy's Hogback and Hardscrabble Hill are not for those that fear heights or exposure. Trail can be tight and very unforgiving, gotta be careful.

24 days ago

I did this trail on a clear beautiful Sunday. The panoramas were spectacular. A nice mix of trails across open prairie, slickrock, a well placed and sturdy ladder,sandy canyon riverbed and shady forest in the back canyons. Some scrambling involved but not difficult. The trail was very easy to follow. Highly recommended to experience the beauty of Canyonlands NP Needles district.

Gorgeous! Amazing to be going in and out of the canyons. It's like nothing I've ever seen before. It's truly alien landscape. Be careful because it's easy to lose the cairns! Make sure you know where the next one is before you head off.

If you're connecting to Elephant Hill Path, make sure your are on the lookout for the cairns! We got lost for a while before realizing we had to take a sharp right turn to go up and over the canyon

28 days ago

Breathtaking views . Some spots on the way to the second overlook are not for people who are afraid of heights. The second overlook was much better than the first one.

1 month ago

Hiked counterclockwise on 93 degree day. Segments of shade gave sufficient relief. Some great views of deep canyons near end. Good sample of Mesa floral variety. Many stretches could be jogged to cut time required. Easy 3 hour hike otherwise.