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Newspaper Rock Recreation Site

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Address: 365 S Main St, Blanding, UT 84511
Phone Number: 435-628-2238
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A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.

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Stopped here on our way into the Needles section of Canyonlands national Park. Highlight of that drive of that drive!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
New york
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New york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Stopped here on our way into the Needles section of Canyonlands national Park. Highlight of that drive of that drive!

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Northern NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Big panel with lots of petroglyphs. Easy drive up the Needles area access road. Very short walk. No picnic tables, as we had been led to believe.

Thank pat451
Cleveland, Oh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a rock complex with houses a crowded collections of design, some probably historic but there are mixed with too many new graffiti recently added. As the places is unprotected, the number of additions increases every year. There is a parking lot and a toilet: it you don't need it, keep going.

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Shillington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A quick stop on the way to Canyonlands Needles District. It was interesting to look at and learn about the petroglyphs.

Thank N2078NNsusan
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170 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We loved this short visit. There's a car park with visitor toilets, but no visitor centre. It's a short level walk to the rock, which is covered with petroglyphs as well as some more recent graffiti. There's a fence to protect the rock. Stand for a while and look at the scratched pictures, try to work out how some are... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Typically these easy-access art sites have been mangled by vandals and thieves. This one has fared quite well and there is a lot to look at and imagine it's meaning. Definitely worth the stop

Thank Christopher T
Ocean, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Follow the signs for Canyonlands off of rt. 191 for about 10 miles to see these awesome petroglyphs. Created by multiple civilizations over a wide range of timelines these petroglyphs are easy to access and view.

Thank Helen G
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

On the way to the Needles, one of three sections of Canyonland National Park (the other two are Islands in the Sky and the Maze), you pass by a spot called Newspaper Rock Archaeological Site to your right. There's just a big rock inscribed with lots of pictograms by ancient Native Americans, but a fascinating one to me. I'd stop... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is an interesting, roadside stop on your way to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The parking lot (with restroom) is on the right about 11 miles off Hwy 191. A short walk takes you to the pictographs left by native Americans, pioneers, and, alas, a few johnny-come-latelies who desecrated the rock with their names or initials. Metal... More 

Thank NCATdayhiker
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Newspaper Rock is a roadside slab bearing large array petroglyphs from the Fremont, Anasazi, Navajo and Anglo cultures, spanning more than 1,000 years of activity in the area. It is a short side trip off U.S. 191 on State Route 211 just north of Monticello (the road eventually leads to the Needles area of Canyonlands National Park). Given its ease... More 

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