This place is so cool. And so strange. Here's a formation along the way up from Monticello to the turnoff for the Needles district:
The BLM campground is just fine. A lot of sites packed in pretty close, but still it somehow doesn't seem all that crowded. And if you have any idea if staying here, get here early! It's not even close to the season, and there were only 2 available sites that could accommodate the Beast.
But the backdrop for the campsite is hard to beat: