Canyonlands National Park is broken out into three main sections:
The Maze – a seldom-visited backcountry on the western side.
Island in the Sky – a high mesa on the northern end
The Needles – a highly-visited section with the amazing rock formations that most of us think of when we think of Canyonlands.
We spent a couple days camped on BLM land outside the Needles area of the park, a perfect launchpad for exploration.
With a huge choice of options for hiking and sightseeing, we knocked out all of the short, easy hikes in one day, and then returned the next day to hike down to Druid Arch.
We ended up missing the real trailhead, and instead went down through Squaw Canyon, a remote and surreal landscape.
18 miles later, and we probably have never been happier to see the Jeep!
Welcome to Canyonlands
Big Spring Canyon Overlook
Colorado River Overlook
Sitting in Swirls
The Road to There
Relaxing in Style
The Home Stretch
Texas Heart Shot
Squaw Canyon Druid Arch Track