Thursday, November 5, 2015
Early Morning View of the Needles
Canyonlands National Park is divided into three large areas by the confluence of the Green River and the Colorado River. The southeast section of the Park is called the Needles District and these are the Needles. As you can see, the country is extremely rough and there are only a very few roads accessible without a dedicated 4-wheel drive vehicle with very high road clearance and a very low gear ratio. Even hiking on foot is a challenge since there are no "direct" routes as you can probably guess from the image above. By the way, this is wonderful playground for a bunch of older children, you just have to be very careful that no one gets lost.