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Newspaper Rock Recreation Site

PO Box 788, Blanding, UT 84511
435-628-2238
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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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Russellville, AR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Blanding
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
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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Maine
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41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is an amazing piece of true American history/art. Easy to get to off of Hwy 211. It's a short walk from parking lot...20-50 feet depending on where you park. :) The older parts are believed to be around 1500 years old. Best part is it's free and you won't spend more than 10-15 minutes there (i.e. small children won't... More

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Livingston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you have never seen any pictographs or petroglyphs, this would be extremely interesting. It is a long drive in to view this and I would recommend if you are going to the Needles Area of Canyonlands Natiional Park. Good, but not as great as some.

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rio rancho, nm
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Hard to imagine people from ages ago carving images into this rock formation! We were the only ones there and would have spent much more time there examining things had it not been for the hail and sleet. Very humbling to think where you stand in the history of the world when you see something like this. Just amazing!

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Elmer, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My wife enjoy viewing Petroglyphs. This well-maintained area is easy to get to while on your visit to Canyonlands NP. Many fine examples of Native American Rock Art. How will you interpret the symbols depicted? Forget looking at someone else's photos. Come see the many petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock---it's a quick, easy and fun stop to make!

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