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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 10:04 AM
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utah-canyonlands national park

Has anyone taken the chesler park or horse canyon 4x4 tours at canyonlands national park? Both are all day trips. Is one better than the other? Is this worth doing?
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 10:12 AM
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We were just in Canyonlands this weekend. We did not take tours but drove our own 4wd vehicle. It was amazing to see the park. We also did Arches NP and that was excellent too.

If you need a place to stay, I highly recommend Cali Cochitta B & B! Check them out at: www.moabdreaminn.com

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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 12:13 PM
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Did you go into the Needles section of Canyonlands? If so, how did it compare to the Islands in the Sky section?
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 12:45 PM
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Hi bayridge,

The districts of Canyonlands are each very different. I have camped and hiked in the Needles District, but have not hiked in to the Chesler Park - yet. I did get to fly over it and it looks absolutely beautiful, really like a red rock park! Can't say about Horseshoe, I haven't seen that part yet either - and I live in Utah and go down to Moab at least once a year! That's how much there is to see and do.

Chesler Park would be wonderful, I can guarantee it. Both would be very worthwhile!

Have fun!
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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We drove into Islands in the Sky first. We could see Needles off in the distance. On the way home, we drove in to the Needles overlook and I wasn't impressed with the view. It was still way far away and no better really than Islands.

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Old Sep 12th, 2006, 06:23 AM
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Thanks for the help. We are only 3 weeks from today from our trip to Moab.
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Old Sep 12th, 2006, 06:34 AM
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Hi again Bayridge,

Yes, the views of the Colorado River Canyon are much the same from either side, Island in the Sky & Deadhorse, or from the Needles Overlook.

HOWEVER, the part of the Needles that people go to for 4x4, hiking and camping is very different from Island in the Sky. The altitude, geology, scenery, plants, and animals - all very different. I actually much prefer Needles District. It is a longer drive from Moab.
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