Stone Storehouse | Canyonlands

The Stone Storehouse in Canyonlands National Park Needles area is a short walk to an old ruin. The trail is simple and has an interpretive guide about the local plants. This hike has also been called Roadside Ruin, but the National Park is updating the name.

Stone Storehouse Trail is found along the main road just past the Visitor Center in Canyonlands National Park: The Needles. There are a few parking spots along the road and since the trail is so short, the spots open up quite often.

The trail is a loop, but we always head right first.

The trail walks along a dirt path toward the storehouse. There is an interpretive guide that you can pick up at the trailhead. This hike is a loop, but the interpretive guide begins at number one if you head right to begin the trail. The entire loop is only 0.3 miles roundtrip.

We enjoy reading the information in these nature guides. The Stone Storehouse trail guide talks about what they might have stored in the storehouse, and how the native people used the plants in the area.

The trail is easy to follow.
Don’t forget to grab the interpretive guide

Soon the storehouse comes into view. There is a fence keeping visitors from getting too close, so that we can preserve history. You can see it really well from the fence.

The roadside ruin is under the rock overhang.

After you finish viewing the storehouse, head back along the other side of the loop to finish the interpretive guide. The trail walks through the dirt and over the slick rock, so while it is easy, it is not appropriate for wheels.

Watch for the sign to show you where to go after the ruin.
This trail is out in the open.
Short and simple, but you can still enjoy the mountains in the distance.

The Stone Storehouse in Canyonlands is an easy stop, and is great for families. For other hikes in Canyonlands National Parks, visit our guide about Kid Friendly Trails in this park.

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