The Needles

The Needles is a startling lanscape of sculptured rock spires, arches, canyons, graybens and potholes.

The Dominant landforms are the Needles themselves-rock pinnacles banded in red and white.

Earth movements fractured the rock, and water, wind and freezing and thawing eroded it into the jumbled terrain of today.

The arches add a special touch to the Needles region. Lying hidden in back-country canyons, they are well deserved rewards for those who are willing to make the long hikes to see them.