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 Vehicles and structures are parked under this rock ledge at Cave Springs. Large juniper tree and shrubs grow near the base, but human use has left large sections of the foreground bare of both vegetation and biocrust.
Date 1965
Photographer Hyde, Phillip
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Description With the reduction in human use and removal of manmade structures, previously bare patches of ground are now vegtated with shrubs and grasses [dropseed? achy?]. The trees growing near the base of the overhang have grown, as have the ones on the rock ledge above.
Date 2014-06-01
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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