Needles, Minarets and Spires

photo of the week for Saturday, 2008, November 15
Photographer: Neal Herbert, NPS.

To really appreciate how the "Needles" District of Canyonlands National Park got its name, you've got to go there and look around. This photo helps, but it's not like being there.

Walking about these towering, multi-colored spires must be what it would be like to walk about the landscape of a foreign planet. And now, while the days are growing short, the temperatures in Canyonlands are perfect for just this sort of "walk about."

On the Web: www.nps.gov/cany