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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
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Description: A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.
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Salt Lake City
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
84 helpful votes 84 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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174 reviews 174 reviews
98 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great little place to stop on the way to Canyonlands National Parks Needles District. It take about 15 minutes to view the Petroglyphs and enjoy the awesome site. It was a great shady spot and a great place to stop and have lunch. It's free too.....

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Victoria, Canada
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113 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The site is found after a short trip down a country road. It's a few steps from the parking lot, but there has been a lot of vandalism and it's hard to tell authentic from fake ones etc. I wouldn't recommend this site if you're going to other places in the area. Even though there are much less in number,... More

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