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Date Saturday  9/21/2019
End Date Tuesday  9/24/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Canyonlands Hiking and Car Camp
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Claude Neumann
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 11
Elevation Gain 800
Driving Distance 850


Canyonlands National Park, Utah - east entrance into the Needles District. Wooden Shoe Campground

For more info Contact

Leader: Claude Neumann - cell 720-231-3039 claudeneumann@earthlink [dot] net



For some late season summer hiking it's hard to beat the beauty of Canyonlands. Being one of the least visitor -intense National Parks, it offers a long-weekend get-away for excellent camping and hiking in September. This trip is intended to be mostly to relax, socialize as desired, and get some good hikes in.  Wooden Shoe campground is a great secluded group site nicely nestled in a shady sandstone rock alcove. Though the weather is usually about perfect this time of year, if it is unusually warm we have the option to visit the nearby Abajo Mountains.  

Being a group site, the Park Service prefers a minimum number of people and limits parking to 5 cars at the site with a remote overflow lot required for later sign-ups. Later sign-ups will have to utilize that remote lot and be shuttled to the campground with their equipment. For the latest parking information, contact the leader.

We camp at Wooden Shoe for 3 nights with a short hike after arriving Saturday and longer hikes Sunday, Monday and earlier Tuesday before returning to Denver.  Hikes are B or optional C -easy of 10-12 miles at moderate pace. Some rock scambling depending on group preference. If we desire we can visit and hike the very scenic Bears Ears National Monument nearby, currently under litigation over threats by the Trump administration to largely eliminate it.  

The campsite has tables, grilles, a pump drinking water supply, and an outhouse. Firewood would be desirable if people would like. Group dinner proposed for Sunday night with optional pot luck item by those interested.  For the latest information on the parking, e-mail or call me.  


Bring the 10 essentials and good hiking footwear. Warm temperatures are always possible and likely cool nights. Bring camping equipment, water, (which can be refilled on site), insect repellant (occasionally gnats can be around), your own food plus optional potluck item, which can be coordinated.  An entrance fee per car into the park will be split amongst passengers. Please make arrangements to reimburse drivers for car expenses if you participate in a carpool. Camping fee will be approximately $35 per person for the trip collected at the campground. 

Camping & Entry Fees  - There will be an approximate $35 camground fee for the trip for each participant collected at the campground. Also, the National Park charges an entry fee into the park per vehicle. if you are riding with someone, be sure to reimburse your driver for the milage costs per CMC guideline and for the park entry fee. 

Also note that because of concerns regarding the congressional representatives from Utah and their leading effort to roll back the protection of Utah public lands, people are encouraged to shop in Colorado before the trip. However it is a good idea to arrive at the campground with  a full or reasonably full gas tank. 


Supplies. The "Needles Outpost Store" is a remote store with limited stock and expensive gasoline. It is the only fuel source within 50 miles. It does have pay to use showers.  Cell service in the park is very limited. 






Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.