We took a nice trip through OK, CO, UT, AZ, NM and back to TX. Our destination was Needles Outpost just outside Canyonlands NP. The park has no water/electric but does have water available and a nice little store/restaurant. I know some have found the hostess not to their liking, but we found her and her husband to be way more than anyone could ask. Donít feel like cooking, they will make you a nice meal. The park also has a nice bath house. You pay for the showers but you have to consider they have to truck in their water from a spring in the NP and the NP charges them for the water.
The main draw is the camp faces west over the canyon lands and the sunset is unbeatable. I wish I could take sunset pitchers worth posting. It is not high overlooking the river but a really really nice place. The drive in is long but it has its own great views of canyon walls.
Here is the site and from above on the rocks.
We also went to Dead Horse for the views and to Arches. Also took a ride up into the mountains from the entry road and checked out a NF camp in case it was too hot down low. At this camp we saw two bears. It is always nice to see wildlife. The tent is not mine and was abandoned or already "visited".
On the return trip one stop was to be Meteor Crater in AZ. I became concerned by the advertisement signage and the attempt of this place to appear to be a government park. I should have done my research. The cost is $18 per person. We passed. Maybe their sites are nice and their museum and tours are nice as well, but we felt we were misled and the price too steep to view a hole in the ground. I say avoid it.
We saw a few AS on the road. An older one at a grocery in Blanding UT. Also, the RV park in Bluff UT has at least a handful of shiny trailers if not all AS. What is this park about?