the needles

  1. AKay09

    Canyonlands NP: Needles District 4/24-4/27

    Hey everyone, originally this was going to be my first solo vacation but a few weeks before I was to start my drive from the Chicago suburbs my dad called me up and asked if he could tag along. So it became our first father son road trip, thankfully it went smoothly! His plan was to camp in Dead...
  2. Nick

    Around Utah

    So there I was, cruising south on Highway 6 in the LED spaceship, about 30 miles south of Wellington. After my last solo trip I decided to get back on the podcast bandwagon and I was totally entertained by season 1 of Serial. But a nagging thought kept popping to the foreground. I do not want to...
  3. Curt

    Another Salt Creek Canyon Report

    Its been a year since I made this trip and I'm only finally getting around to posting something. Part of the reluctance is due to the other great reports on this web site. I don't really have anything to add and a lot of my pictures are repeats of ones found on those other reports. But, it was a...
  4. Cool Danish

    Southern Utah Expedition 2014 – Canyonlands, Sandstone and more.

    This is my first Trip Report here on Backcountry Post. I thought it was time to try to give a little back, since a majority places I visited stemmed from all the excellent TRs on this awesome site. For some years now I have had a yearly tradition to travel around the Southwest with my best...
  5. steve

    Video: Salt Creek Canyon - Memorial Day 2015

    @Miss Buffalo took all the pics. Feel free to upload them here Yvonne. I took all the video.
  6. mattvogt7

    Canyonlands Three District Tour

    Original trip report can be found at matthewvogt.com/blog I also deeply apologize about the length on this one! "Revealing my deepest thoughts to a visitor one evening, I was accused of being against civilization, against science, against humanity. Naturally I was flattered.... With his help I...
  7. Parma

    Canyonlands Packrafting Trip

    Big thanks to @steve and @Tess for inviting me on this trip, and @Backcountry Post for the forum to allow people like me to meet up with them, or else I never would have experienced this amazing trip. @Mike K and Lane missed out on a good one! This was my first multi-day trip in Canyonlands...
  8. ogdendude

    Upper Salt Creek Canyon, again

    I am sure nothing in this trip report is any new discovery, but I thought I'd tell you my experience March 27-29 compared to a trip I did in June about 6 years ago. First off, the whole permitting thing is very different now as I am sure lots of other people already know. It was not online 6...
  9. Cody

    Cross Canyon and Y Canyon via The Grabens

    On a river trip through Cataract Canyon last fall, two side canyons converging from the Needles side of the river caught my eye eight or so miles below the confluence. I thought of these for a possible loop hike back into Cataract. I put it at the top of my list for spring trips and gave it a go...
  10. IntrepidXJ

    Davis Canyon

    Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22, 2015 After spending the last two weekends close to home in the Grand Valley it was time to head back over the state line into Utah for an overnight camping trip near the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. We left home bright and early on Saturday...
  11. Nick

    Salt Creek, Canyonlands

    May 2011 Salt Creek is one of those places that seems to be well off the radar for most. The name probably doesn't help a lot. I suppose one could assume that it is an inhospitable place with salty water. I never even thought to visit Salt Creek until earlier this year when I saw a couple of...
  12. Ross

    The Needles, Behind the Rocks and Goblin Valley area

    This trip report is based on the second half of a trip to the Moab area (the 1st half being in The Maze), with the theme being an enjoyable few days spent with Backcountrypost member glasterpiece. The connection between us strangers began when I posted looking for Halls Creek hiking partners...
  13. IntrepidXJ

    A Needles Tour

    Friday - Sunday, October 24-26, 2014 Since Diane and I had a great long weekend in The Maze over Memorial Day weekend I wanted to show her some of my favorite places in The Needles district this weekend so she could experience more of Canyonlands National Park. Plus, I've been having a great...
  14. IntrepidXJ

    Salt Creek Canyon

    Wednesday - Sunday, April 30 - May 4, 2014 Salt Creek Canyon. This is a place I have wanted to visit for quite a long time. It's actually one of the main reasons I decided to get started backpacking a few years ago. I was very excited to finally experience this amazing canyon, and it...
  15. Sarah

    Canyonlands: Hiking the Needles and Island in the Sky

    First trip report! Hopefully many more to come. We decided to make a trip down to Canyonlands (a new park to us) at the end of March, hoping for warm weather, clear skies and some fantastic hiking. We got all of that, with only a few minor hitches! On Friday morning we headed out from SLC and...
  16. Kullaberg63

    Horse Canyon, Needles

    Horse Canyon, Needles. This tributary to the famous Salt Creek is not as impressively vast, has no springs or running water but instead presents you with miles of deep sandy wash bottom, and, as used to be the case with Salt, permits vehicle travel in it's entirety. From a backpacking...
  17. baltocharlie

    Spring Fling turned Oktoberfest trip

    I am finally writing my Spring Fling trip report. First, this trip was postponed until October, it is now the Utah Oktoberfest trip. I flew into SLC on Friday Oct 11th. Immediately I grabbed my rental, a Ford SUV AWD. Clearance was fair but no Toyo truck. I headed out of town through SLCs...
  18. Kullaberg63

    Needles loop

    Sunday's hike with wife and kid was in the Needles district. image by kullaberg631, on Flickr We started at the end of the road by the Confluence trailhead. After a few minuutes we veered off the trail right into Big Spring Canyon. Crisp morning air and abundant water made for pleasant hiking...
  19. Curt

    Circuit of the Needles District

    In March of 2013 I went to the Needles with Scott, Jared, Brian, and Todd. Our objective was to see as much of the Needles district as we could in 4 days. Below is a GPS track of the trip...
  20. Udink

    Indian Creek

    I originally expected this post to be titled "Indian Creek and Davis Canyon," but I underestimated the awesomeness of Indian Creek. Alan and I spent eight hours on Saturday exploring along a stretch of UT-211 just over four miles long and found hundreds of petroglyphs and a few pictographs. I...

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