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Everyone, say hello to the Canyonlands Needles District!

It's quite the drive to get to the National Parks Entrance, but the views are worth it. Plus, you can always stop at Newspaper Rock it's on the way.

It's red, sandy and beaUTAHful!

We didn't have much time (for some reason we decided that we should go to Mesa Verde National Park as well.)

So we picked one hike.

Cave Springs

With a description that included "climbing two ladders," a "cowboy camp" and "prehistoric petroglyphs" you better believe we chose this one. Plus it was only .6 miles and with two babies insisting on hiking themselves, we needed a short one.

I'm glad we chose this one. It was adventurous, changed scenery constantly and we didn't see another soul while hiking.

Our kids are three and two and hiked almost the whole thing by themselves!

Well, the two year old required some helping, but it's just because of this short legs of his. He would have done all of it by himself.

Climbing ladders are no big deal to these tiny babes.

After you hike the last ladder, you are on a completely different world.

The views were crazy beautiful and the clouds weren't too bad either.

This is the spot where "carrying" the two year old was getting necessary. Plus, he had fallen and scraped his nose all up.

(My favorite shirts of all TIME!)

I wish we had spent more time here in The Canyonlands Needles District. Next time, we will plan a few days for sure!

Helpful Tips
  • .6 Miles
  • 45 minutes-1.5 hours (depending on children's legs.)
  • Our Favorite Baby Carrier - Ergo Baby Original
  • Well marked
  • No Bathrooms
  • Sandy, Rocky, Ladders
  • Take Water

Lindsey C Sat, 06/22/2019 - 15:04

Thank you! This is every bit of the information I needed to help me plan our family trip with three young kids and two aging parents! The many pictures and information is so helpful!

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