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Needles, Ca

Needles, beautiful desert surroundings, the scenic Colorado River, winters full of sunshine ideal for all types of activities, bright blue skies, potential for growth and a friendly community atmosphere.

Needles, the "Best Kept Secret on the Colorado River," was founded in 1883. It is located on the west bank of the Colorado River at Interstate 40 on the California, Nevada and Arizona borders.

Elevation : 484 feet
Land area : 31 square miles
Population : 5,225

Needles (Mojave 'Aha Kuloh) is a city located on the western banks of the Colorado River in San Bernardino County, California. It is located in Mojave Valley, which straddles the California–Arizona border. The city is accessible via Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 95. The population was 4,830 at the 2000 census, and was estimated at 5,700 by mid-2008.[1] Needles was named after "The Needles," a group of pointed rocks on the Arizona side of the river. There is a relatively large Mohave community, although they are not the majority.

Map of Needles

Needles Weather

Also see:

Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness
The densest concentration of Bigelow cholla cactus in the California Desert is found within this wilderness.

Mystic Maze
Not a true maze, this site is a series of windrows placed in an extensive geometric ...

Colorado River
The Colorado River runs approximately 1,450 mi (2,330 km) from the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains across the ...

Topock Gorge
The colorful Colorado River zig-zags its way through the jagged formations, past ...

Topock Marsh - Havasu Wildlife Refuge

Route 66

Interstate 40

photo of Needles, California




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