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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.

hiking
22 hours ago

Absolutely loved this hike. It's not public on the park maps, nor is marked on the road, so it's almost like a private hike. We only ran into one other pair of hikers. The incline is a bit sudden and steep, with some moderate scrambling down the rocks but it's more than worth the effort. It got a bit confusing toward the end trying to find the kiva, but look up! You'll find a winding scramble down the rockslide. One of my all time favourite trails.

hiking
22 hours ago

A short, quick hike that takes you down to two Pueblo granaries and on top of a rather tall butte. I'm moderately experienced and had a little huff and puff scaling the second one, but little kids were hiking along rather seamlessly next to me. A varied, interesting hike, just wish it were a bit longer!

Lovely short hike through a canyon with a cowboy camp, cave springs with petroglyphs, and some fun short ladder ascents.

Great trail, well marked with cairns.

Great shorter hike in the Chesler Park area of The Needles. I only had less than half a day and this was perfect. Great views of the needles, harder on the way in than the way out (just the way the gradient is).

hiking
2 days ago

Amazing hike! First 2k flat as a pancake but than a wonderful stroll over the plateau with a beautiful view over the valley. After 5k the decent into the valley starts where your door 300-400m in one kilometer. Steep rock trail which is quite technical but well maintained. Best part is that we were the only ones out these so you're really one with nature.

Beautiful views of the Needles and mushroom shaped rock formations.

hiking
2 days ago

backpacking
3 days ago

Well worth the effort! Be aware of some scrambling required on slick rock which was a little sketchy to my wife, but nothing we couldn’t handle. We camped at EC 2 for a night and hiked to Druid arch for a side trip. Amazing experience!

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago