off road driving
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.
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.
Emily M. on Aztec Butte Trail
A quick easy trail ! Enjoyed the rock scrambling to the top and the views of the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ellen M. on Grand View Point Trail
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.