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Elevation: 4,436 ft 1,352 m
GPS: 38.49273, -110.00186
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Shared By: Josh Ewing on Nov 13, 2006
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
Warning Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek DetailsDrop down

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Charlie Horse Needle is a proud tower off of the White Rim trail, north of the Green River. This is the tallest and rightmost of 3 obvious towers in a group high on the hillside above the river.

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Coming from 191, drive south on 313 towards Canyonlands. About 12 miles down 313, and just past a cattle guard, turn right on Mineral Basin Road. Be careful not to take the road just a 1/4 mile earlier that goes past the Horsethief campground. Drive about 12 more miles and descend the switchbacks down to the river. Make a left and drive a couple of miles to the Park border. Mark your odometer and drive 1.2 miles past the park boundary. On your left you will see the towers up a wash.

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