Located one mile south of Crawford, Colorado on the West Elk Loop Scenic byway, the Crawford State park showcases fantastic views of needle rock, saddle mountain, sleeping Indian and the West elk mountains. The Needle Rock Stands at 7,874'and rises 694'. It is a remnant of a volcanic plate that pushed up through the crust and due to the hardness of the basalt it has eroded slower than the surrounding mancos shale and sandstone that makes up many of the rocks in the area.