Monday, March 21, 2016

Needles Overlook, Canyon Rims SMRA, Moab, Utah

High Needles Overlook in Moab, Utah, overlooks the red rock canyon country of Canyonlands National Park. The Colorado River flows below.
Not technically in Canyonlands National Park, the Needles Overlook gives a 270° view of the park’s Needles District. It’s about a 22 mile drive (one way) off of US 191, southwest of Moab, Utah. IMHO, the view rivals Grand Canyon’s rim.

At the canyon bottom below, you can barely make out the gray-turquoise of the Colorado River, which carved out Canyonlands and the Grand Canyon further south.

This is where I left Liz’s seed ball, rather than in the official borders of Canyonlands. But I don’t think she’d mind.

I would have totally missed out on this incredible place if it weren’t for Spenser, a traveling Mainer who helped me get Kennel un-snowbound a couple weeks ago. He recommended – just about insisted – I visit Needles Overlook. So glad I listened!

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