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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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Incredible history of ancient ancestors

This site, along with many sites in this area called "Canyon of the Ancients" is a small example of all the glyphs and pictures the ancient Native Americans drew throughout this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This site, along with many sites in this area called "Canyon of the Ancients" is a small example of all the glyphs and pictures the ancient Native Americans drew throughout this area. These pictures tell a story of what was going on for each traveler who shared the stories through pictures, thus the name Newspaper rock! There are many examples... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It can seem like a bit out of your way, but if you enjoy rock art it is well worth a visit. The pictoglyphs are remarkably visible. The obvious bullet holes and some older graffiti do not detract from the charm.

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Washington, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

On our way into Canyonlands National Park, we stopped at Newspaper Rock State Park and Recreation Site. It was a great place to take photos and see some incredible petroglyphs. I highly recommend a short stop in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This really is an amazing Site. We stayed around a half hour trying to figure out what they were saying.

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Barstow, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

We loved seeing such an important area treated with the respect it deserves but still available for close studying. Sadly from our generations several ignorant people have marred this rock with their names and dates. An insult and an embarrassment, such complete lack of respect. The area is very quiet with a stream off in the distance. A huge flat... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: PO Box 788, Blanding, UT 84511
Phone Number: 435-628-2238
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Blanding

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