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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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WOW!!!

If you are on your way to the Needles District of Canyonlands NP, this is must stop! Right next to the road is an amazing panel of petroglyphs - lots of them, different pictures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you are on your way to the Needles District of Canyonlands NP, this is must stop! Right next to the road is an amazing panel of petroglyphs - lots of them, different pictures, very clear and you get within feet of them! This was the most amazing set of petroglyphs I've ever seen! Easy to photograph!

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New Caney, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Newspaper Rock is wonderful. So many petroglyphs . We stayed about and hour just taking pictures and looking.

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Nokomis, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

You go about 12 miles off the state highway and start to descend into a valley with twisty, turning roads. You'll go from mph signs of 50 to 40 to 30 to 20 to 15 !! We had a motorhome trailing our car and, at the very end, there are a couple of hairy switchbacks but we made it fine.... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

what a treasure to see history and so well preserved. great to go to this part of the park and not have to pay either. everyone can enjoy.

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I liked the writing and it was very dense which was surprising. The issue was that there was a lot of people crowding around it and there is modern writing mixed in with it which is just sad that people would do that.

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Boise, Idaho
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is most definitely a good stop if you're in the area. We're sting in Moab for spring break & decided to explore points south for the day. We're glad we went. One note, however, there are no services south of Moab. If you're planning of filling up your car, or, in our case, your motorcycle en route, you're out... More 

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We pulled over to see this not knowing what it was and drove away without seeing the attraction. We then saw it on a commercial and made the drive all the way back (which was totally worth it in our opinions). We definitely kicked ourselves for missing it the first time, but were glad we went back. Our young kids... More 

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Pomona, California
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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