Near Canyonlands National Park - Needles Overlook

The Needles Overlook is located within Canyon Rims Recreation area, south of Moab but before the turnoff that leads visitors to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. From this viewpoint visitors can look out over the area between Island in the Sky and the Needles as well as some of the BLM land adjacent to it. Go to Photo Collection

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Description Sun filters through clouds onto the mesas above Green River in Canyonlands. A few hearty and weathered junipers cling to the cliff edge in the foreground.
Date 1960
Photographer Unknown
Photo Source NPS - SEUG

Description Clouds hover above the Green River in this view of the White Rim from Island in the Sky. A few stunted juniper have clung to this cliff edge for at least 50 years, likely many decades more. A few tufts of grass have joined the scene since the 1960s, likely returning after cattle were removed in the 1970s. A broad, straight scar is visible on the White Rim in the center of the view, a remnant of mining during the Atomic Age.
Date 2013-08-25
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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