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Newspaper Rock Recreation Site

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Address: PO Box 788, Blanding, UT 84511
Phone Number: 435-628-2238
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Description: A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.

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Remarkable Rock Art

If your driving between Moab and Monticello, do take some time to see this rock art. It is right next to the parking lot, so it is very easy to see. One could spend hours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Pomona, California
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Pomona, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If your driving between Moab and Monticello, do take some time to see this rock art. It is right next to the parking lot, so it is very easy to see. One could spend hours deciphering all the different images from different time periods. It is the work of many hands. But it does have some excellent examples of rock... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We took the turnoff to Newspaper rock on a whim while driving to Arches. Well worth the diversion! Amazing views on the way to the site and the petroglyphs are very clear and plentiful! When you step out of your car, you will notice the 'silence.' It's a peaceful place to take a break. There is a bathroom in the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Quick side site to see on the way to Canyonlands. Nice Petroglyphs and good photo opportunity for the family. Really fun for the kids.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's just like the picture up there. A huge rock with ancient designs etched on them. It's really interesting.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are going to The Needles in Canyonlands NP, you must stop here. There are dozens of clearly identifiable petroglyphs on a single large rock face. Many animals and people doing activities (like hunting) can be identified.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

For older people who may not visit more remote sites this is right at the parking lot. Only a few feet walk. Their is also a outdoor restroom available. Imagine what is was like in the area as you come down in elevation to the wooded creek area and see the petroglyphs only somewhat blocked by a fence and very... More 

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Salt Lake City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I LOVE petroglyphs and this site has been on my bucket list for a long time. Unfortunately, the easy access has also lead to a lot of vandalism. I'd say if you're in the area visiting Canyonlands or want a quick side trip while you're traveling between Moab and Monticello, stop by. If you are from someplace where you don't... More 

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Okc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were passing through, so it was worth seeing. Enjoyed the stop, but don't go out of the way for it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Newspaper rock is an easy stop off point. The signs are clear on the hwy, you just pull in to the parking lot and walk a few yards. If you have mobilty issues this is the best option I have seen for you to see some good petroglyphs. I wouldn't consider this a destination, but if your are driving by... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an interesting stop near Blanding. You get to view rock art thousands of years old. It is a brief stop, not that much to see; good for a few photos. Still, worth it if you are in the area.

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