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Date Tuesday  9/28/2021
End Date Friday  10/1/2021
Group Denver
Event Title Canyonlands Camping and Hiking
Start Time 1:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader Claude Neumann
Co-Leader Roger J. Wendell
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 11
Elevation Gain 800
Driving Distance 750


Canyonlands National Park, Needles District

We have reserved a very comfortable group campground that is in a small, private canyon that is sheltered from all other campsites and people. We'll provide the group campsite's name and location to all approved participants.

For more info Contact

Please obtain the passcode from one of your humble leaders - you'll need a passcode to register:

Leader; Claude Neumann  720-231-3039

co-leader; Roger J. Wendell 720-443-3944


Please meet at the group campground anytime after 1 pm on Tuesday September 28. The campground is located in the Needles District of Canyonland National Park. We'll provide you with the name of the campground and map once you're approved for the trip.

The group campground is very comfortable as it's located in a small canyon that isolates it from other campgrounds and people. It includes a large picnic table, pit toilet, and potoable water.

Hiking - On our arrival and departure days, we will conduct shorter hikes. On one of our two full days of hiking, we will hike the trail to the confluence overlook of the Colorado and Green rivers , about a 10 mile hike. On the second full day, we plan on visiting the lesser-used south end of the park to hike the Upper Salt Creek trail. If heat is an issue which can happen this time of year, we will deal with it as a group either by changing hike lengths, times, or consideration to hike at higher elevations. Options the group may want to consider for additions to the trip before and after the three days at the campground include nearby Bear's Ears National Monment which has been in a political struggle being down-graded for protection by the Trump administration until President Biden came into office.  

Camping - You'll need to bring everything needed to make car/tent/trailer camping comfortable for yourself. (Normally we share a little food each evening for a potluck but need to avoid that this year due to COVID)

Also, please bring some firewood. There's a firepit we'll use if there's no ban in effect for the cool evenings. 

Cost - You'll also need to bring cash to contribute to the fees we've paid for the site. The amount needed is usually less than $40 per person but depends on the number of participants we end up with and could be as high as $50 or more...

Please remember to bring your fun!


Please check the CMC's most current policy on COVID:

NOTE: Some of the group may opt to show up a day or two early or, possibly stay a day or two longer. However, those extra days will not be part of the official outing - they are considered a separate and private event independent off this trip and posting.


NOTE: We have also posted the hikes for Wednesday and Thursday separately on the CMC calendar. All camping participants will be signed-up for these hikes. We're posted them in addition to this camping trip so as to give others and opportunity to hike with us in the event they can't camp.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.