Arriving at the campground around mid day on May 3, I quickly realized this section of Canyonlands deserved more than a quick overnight visit so I took a site for 2 nights at Needles Outpost Campground. This place has only dry camping, no hookups, but they do have a dump station, showers and toilets, if you need them. It is located 1.5 miles from the park visitor center and very convenient for visiting the park. By late afternoon the campground was full so it was good I arrived when I did (without a reservation). Most of the rock formations are the brick red color you see in the photos and the dust is also brick red and very very fine, like red powder. The time I spent in the park was very pleasant with a nice cool breeze and little dust blowing around. The morning I prepared to leave it was much windier and cloudy (a lot of that was dust I think) so I was very fortunate in my timing to visit the park.
This is just one section of a park with 4 individual areas (which all have to be accessed separately, you can’t drive from one to the other). Definitely worth the visit and not one for a quickie drive through. It even has an arch,
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