In the Needles area of the national park, discover an amazing desert landscape of stacked boulders, soaring spires and dramatic color. Intriguing canyons meander for miles throughout the park and entice hikers into the backcountry for days at a time. The rock layers exhibit colorful bands that seem to change hue with each movement of the sun. Narrow cracks between spires of rock provide challenge and excitement for hikers as they navigate the trails. And hidden in the canyons of the Needles is one of the largest concentrations of Native American rock art and ruins in the entire Southwest. Come off road with Tag-A-Long to explore.
The Needles off road in Canyonlands
Needles Ancient Paths Expedition (ND2)
Want hiking? Needles is the premiere backcountry hiking destination in the United States. Walk amazing solitude in the very heart and soul of Canyonlands National Park while you explore hidden ancient Native American archeology. A sensational 4x4 ride over technical off road trails gives us access to backcountry wonders.
Needles Odyssey Expedition (ND1)
We have combined two of our most popular Needles District day trips (ND0 and EL0) into an overnight adventure. Explore the rock art and ruins in the Eastern section then travel over Elephant Hill to the west, one of Moab's premier 4x4 trails.
Needles Odyssey and Cataracts (ND1 + CATARACT CA1)
Hike six miles from the Needles District of Canyonlands to the Colorado River for whitewater rafting Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park end on Lake Powell.
Needles Mini-Expedition (NDO)
If you have one day, you can see the real Canyonlands National Park backcountry. Sturdy 4X4 rigs take you to areas closed to typical visitors. Classic four wheeling and ancient Indian ruins and rock art panels are all a part of this amazing day trip!
Elephant Hill 4x4 Charter Trip (ELO)
This tumultuous off road climb tackles the technical Elephant Hill in Canyonlands' Needles district. There are many reason to want the other side of the Hill. Discuss your vacation ideals with knowledgeable office staff to determine your backcountry itinerary.
Cataract Whitewater Favorite/Needles Ancient Paths Off Road (CA3/ND2)
Get your heart thumping in the whitewater rapids of the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon, then slow it down as you walk off road in the footsteps of ancient American Indians in Canyonlands' backcountry Needles region.