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Newspaper Rock Recreation Site

PO Box 788, Blanding, UT 84511
435-628-2238
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Blanding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Owner description: A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Owner description: A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.
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Ottawa, Canada
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304 reviews 304 reviews
75 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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mission bc
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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Columbia, South Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Travelers should take the time to visit the fascinating site which features so many petroglyphs. It must be one of the most concentrated sites of petroglyphs in the nation! I have been to this site numerous times and am always amazed and wonder of the messages conveyed in the messages left by those who lived before us. This site is... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was a cool place to see. Take a little drive and it's right there, next to the parking lot. The kids really enjoyed this. Plus, we bought some nice jewelry from a Navajo woman there, who was selling it, to send her daughter to college. It turns out she knew some of the same people I did when I... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This little gem is well worth seeing. The rock paintings/carvings are very clear and you can get very close to them.

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Waddy, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Saw this on the road to the Needles section of Canyonlands. Just on the side of the road, with a pull out area to view. No walking required. Stop if you're passing by, but nothing to go out of the way to see.

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