Thought this trail was ok. It was awesome to do simply because I see Needlerock from afar all the time and was really very interested in hiking it. The trail is easy to follow, but there is no clear end point and the brush is super thick towards the base of the rock itself. Views are nice, but mostly just expansive farmland. Spent my time at the “top” listening to a nervous donkey from the farm below...

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5 months ago

This is a great short hike. Off the beaten path, so definitely isolated. Gives a good view of Lamborn and Landsend Peaks. The last quarter of the trial is steep and loose, but worth it to get to the base of the rock! Good hike! The brush is a little thick at the top so wear pants and sleeves that don't snag. Saw and elk cow and her calf too.

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5 months ago

Only made it up less that half way because it was too steep for my wife who isn't much of a hiker. Nice views

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trail gets somewhat hard to follow the higher you climb. Maybe someone should take a machete up there? Like stated before... view gets better the higher you climb.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

First of all, it's spelled NEEDLEROCK...not like it is above. This is a nice hike up, and very un-crowded. The higher you go on the base of Needlerock, the more beautiful the West Elk Mountains become. We saw white, furry mountain goats up on the rock itself!

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