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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
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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The petroglyphs are just a few feet away from a park on the side of the road, so if you are on your way to visit the Needles section of Canyonland NP, it is certainly worth the stop. Unfortunately the wall is covered with a mixture of ancient petroglyphs as well as graffiti- that really detracts from the beauty of... More 

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New york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Thank trevelord
Northern NJ
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107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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.

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Thank pat451
Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank N2078NNsusan
UK
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172 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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

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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.

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Thank Helen G
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Sontay44
North Carolina
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 

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