Hiking Canyonlands’ Needles District

The last park we visited in Utah was Canyonlands National Park (recently made famous by the great movie 127 Hours) . This park is HUGE and is split up into three districts: Island in the Sky, The Maze, and The Needles. I had read that The Needles offered the best hiking so that was where we headed for the day.

We hiked a good four miles from Elephant Hill and it seemed like we were thousands of miles from civilization. The route had some great views of Cedar Mesa Sandstone spires (the “needles”) and some fun joint canyons to walk through.

Surprisingly enough, we ran into some hikers we had seen the day before while hiking in Arches National Park. They told me that they recognized Trey’s non-stop chattering a mile away.

Here are some photos and video clips of Trey hiking that day.

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