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Newspaper Rock Recreation Site

PO Box 788, Blanding, UT 84511
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in Blanding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Description: A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Something nowhere near anything to do with modern man, but a hub of travel and information to the folks who were here 100's, 1000 years ago. There's a story on the wall, from the time before the white man came to the time he took the land from it's people. Fascinating really, but you knew that, since you knew about... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We really enjoyed viewing these petroglyphs. It's a side trip down a scenic road, and then there it is. So you park and walk a short distance, and wow. It's just out there -- free and easy to view and really amazing, when you think of the history / pre-history / etc.

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fantastic petroglyphs. Easy to get to and FREE. It is an honor to view such antiquity. I am amazed that they are not better protected--then again, they've been there for a very long time and seem to be doing just fine. Now if I could just get to Lascaux...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

These petroglyphs are amazing. I wish there were interpretations. There is some graffiti and possible fake petroglyphs, but it's still fun to look at them and wonder what was trying to be told.

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Russellville, AR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were on our way out of Canyonlands and stopped at Newspaper Rock. Had no idea what it was...what a thrill! Beautiful, clear petroglyphs, not faded or hard to see like so many. A treasure!! Definitely worth a few minutes and a few pictures.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Marvelous to know that life goes on...and on...and on; and that man's drive to communicate in many ways connects us to the past.

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Bowling Green, Ky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You can't get much closer to any petroglyphs than these. Worth the stop since your already on your way to Canyonlands (Needles) anyway. Best of all, no admission charge.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Driving through Blanding, we did a quick stop here. Easy to get to, right off the road (highway 211), and well marked. This is smaller, but still quite good as Rock Art/Petroglyph sites go. Mostly Ute, possibly older Anasazi petroglyphs here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We took a side trip here. It is on the way to Canyonlands. Petroglyphs were easy to see, and there were lots!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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60 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Enjoyed our stop to see the most petroglyphs we have seen in one place. Worth a 10 minute stop and photo moment

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