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Exploring The Pothole Point Area

Needles District in Canyonlands: A Day Trip

On our trip one year to Utah in late March (a perfect time of the year to visit), we took one day and drove south from Moab to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The area is far less busy than the Island in the Sky part of Canyonlands, yet it's equally beautiful. The Needles, named for colourful pinnacles of Cedar Mesa Sandstone, sit in the southeast corner of Canyonlands. With over 60 miles of…

The Closer You Get To The Rim The More Spectacular The Scenery

Murphy Point Canyonlands Hike, Utah

If you're looking for great scenery and a peaceful, relaxing outing do the Murphy Point Canyonlands hike in the Island in the Sky area. It's all of 1.8 miles one way to the Murphy Point Overlook - with 150 feet of elevation. Once there the views of the western end of Island in the Sky are superb. Reportedly this is a good hike for the morning when the lighting is good or of course at…

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