Canyonlands National Park - Cave Springs - Needles District

Cave Springs in the Needles district of Canyonlands has seen a variety of historic uses. Once a line camp for cowboys, it became the Needles district's temporary headquarters after the area was designated a National Park in 1965, with personal living in both trailers and the caves themselves. Now, the area has been restored to the way it would have looked as a cowboy camp, and visitors may follow a short scenic trail to experience this historic site. Go to Photo Collection

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Description Wooden Shoe Arch is centered on the horion above the sandy wash of Squaw Creek. The foreground is dominated by Great Basin sagebrush. Behind the wash, juniper trees grow near the base of the cliffs and extend farther back onto the rock. A few leafless trees stand within the wash.
Date 1975
Photographer Loope
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USGS
Description Flooding has cut the banks of the wash steeper in the sandy soil. The [cottonwood] trees previously seen here have grown, and new ones have joined them in the wash, while the juniper trees have grown and died back to a lesser extent. The area between the wash and the road is still dominated by shrubs while some flowers such as evening primrose and desert globemallow grow alongside the road.
Date 2013-05-30
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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