Needles District

Canyonlands National Park

"You can see most anything there in the heart of the Needles. Sharp monoliths leap hundreds of feet into the hard blue sky. Serrated ridges of flaming rock twist in all directions... The wind died, but the the air stayed full of sand. Into this golden mist the sun sank, a blood-red ball. Out of the creeping purple shadows the buttes soared like jets of flame."

- David Lavender, born February 4, 1910

Areas of interest within the Needles District:
Lavender Canyon
Davis Canyon
Horse Canyon
Secret Canyon
Salt Creek

Information and images of natural arches in the Needles District



Acorn Arch



Aloof Arch



Anchor Arch



Angel Arch



Angel Canyon Bridge



Anteroom Arch



Ax Arch



Beak Arch



Belly Button Arch



Big Pocket Arch



Blue Ox Arch



Box Canyon Arch



Bridger Jack Arch



Castle Arch



Caterpillar Arch



Chin Arch



Cleft Arch



Cliff Wall Arch



Climbers Arch



Conical Arch



Corner Bridge



Cracked Arch



Curved Arch



Davis Bridge



Double Decker Arches



Double Sided Arch



Drumstick Arch



Duct Arch



Elephant Trunk Arch



Elusive Arch



Faucet Arch



Flection Arch



Fortress Arch



Gothic Arch



Granary Arch



Grand Ballroom Arches



Grommet Arch



Guide Arch



Gunsight Natural Arch



Hand Hold Arch



Handgrip Arch



Hanging Arch



Horse Canyon Arch



Horsehoof Arch



Hummingbird Arch



Junction Arch



Kilroy Double Arch



Kirk Arch



Laid Back Arch



Lavender Point Arch



Long Arch



Mastodon Arch



Musk Ox Arch



Nook Arch



Parapet Arches



Paul Bunyans Potty Arch



Pecking Arch



Peering Eyes Arch



Penthouse Arch



Perilous Rock Arch



Pinyon Pine Arch



Salt Creek Pocket Arch



Salt Creek Trail Arch



Scout Arch



Secret Canyon Arch



Skull Arch



Slumber Arch



Snoop Arch



Snout Arch



Spy Arch



Stacked Double Bridge



Tadpole Arch



Teapot Arch



Terrace Arches



Towing Rock Arch



Trail Arch



Trail Canyon Arch



Turtle Arch



Wallpaper Arch



Wedding Ring Arch



Wooden Shoe Arch