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Date Sunday  5/20/2018
End Date Thursday  5/24/2018
Group Denver
Event Title Canyonlands Hiking and Car Camp. Conservation Day To Bears Ears National Monument
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Claude Neumann
Co-Leader Roger J. Wendell
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy C
Trail Mileage 12
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 850


BLM land and 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

Leader: Roger J. Wendell - cell 720-443-3944


Join us for our 5 th annual weekday getaway at peacefully remote Canyonlands National Park to camp and hike the park. Wooden Shoe campground is a great private group site nicely nestled in a shady sandstone rock alcove.  Leave Sunday to camp in the BLM area outside the park Sunday night. Option could be considered to depart Saturday visting the Bears Ears National Monument Sunday. Monday morning we will enter the park about 9 AM and regroup at the visitor center. We will then proceed a couple miles to set up camp at Wooden Shoe for 3 nights hiking Monday afternoon  through Wednesday and optional Thursday. Depart Thursday. Leaders will be conducting a variety of B hikes and C -easy hikes at moderate pace with some rock scambling.  Optional day trip to beautiful Bears Ears National Monument nearby on Tuesday or Wednesday to appreciate the significance of this National Monument.  Bears Ears is currently being litigated with the Trump administration. It was made a National Monument in 2016 but President Trump is attempting to largely eliminate it.  

The campsite has tables, grilles, a pump drinking water supply, and an outhouse. Firewood would be desirable if each person would like to bring a bundle. Simple group potluck dinner on Tuesday.  

The National Park service does limit the number of cars to five at the campground. Those signing up after that limit will probably need to park their car at a remote lot and be shuttled to the campsite with their gear which can be stored in another car. For the latest information on the parking, call the leader. 


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 gnat season can be significant), your own food plus one simple potluck item for Tuesday evening which we can coordinate ahead of time. An entrance fee per car into the park will be split amongst passengers. Please make arrangements to reimburse drivers for gasoline expenses if you participate in a carpool. Camping fee will be approximately $35 per person for the trip collected by the leaders at the campground. 

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, we are encouraging people 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 very limited stock and expensive gasoline. It is the only source within 50 miles. It does have pay to use showers.  Cell service in the park is very limited. 

PLEASE NOTE: We really need to honor the Park Service's parking restrictions - if we have too many cars, some participants will be asked to park their vehicle in the overflow camping lot. Parking will be assigned according to order of trip sign-up.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.