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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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Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Description: A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.

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I almost missed it!

While not the most amazing petroglyph panel I have ever seen, it is definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. The rock is completely covered with different types of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Blanding, Utah
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Newspaper Rick is a nice place to stop on the way to Canyonlands. There isn't much to do at the stop, but it is a fascinating stop.

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Blanding, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

While not the most amazing petroglyph panel I have ever seen, it is definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. The rock is completely covered with different types of petroglyphs. I wonder what it means?

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On right side of parking lot . Amazing rock art! Every age group will enjoy ! On the way to Needles section @ Canyonlands ! ( if staying in Monticello .. Take 200 st out of town.. Follow scenic route over mountain to Newspaper Rock .. Big time saver and great scenery on the way! )

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Perhaps because it had rained (and hailed as well) wife and I couldn't see a single petroglyph. We looked honestly but didn't see a thing. Don't go if it rains.

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Abbeville, Louisiana
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We love petroglyphs and stopped to see this one on our way to Bridges National Monument. We honestly didn't expect to see but a few drawings but, oh my, were we in for a surprise!there are so many carvings that it was hard to actually see them all. Highly recommend.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had my husband turn west on 211 this afternoon to see Newspaper Rock, and it was SO worth it! We live by the Petroglyph National Monument on the westside of Albuquerque, and this was SO worth the extra drive! You don't need to hike the 5+ miles to see the petroglyphs scribbled in a rock. Park in the parking... More 

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Chihuahuan desert
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

the site is well maintained with a minimum of graffiti. I was a little confused since the sign said the rock art dated 8,000 years but there were carvings of horses. Must have been some early spaniards.

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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This site, along with many sites in this area called "Canyon of the Ancients" is a small example of all the glyphs and pictures the ancient Native Americans drew throughout this area. These pictures tell a story of what was going on for each traveler who shared the stories through pictures, thus the name Newspaper rock! There are many examples... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It can seem like a bit out of your way, but if you enjoy rock art it is well worth a visit. The pictoglyphs are remarkably visible. The obvious bullet holes and some older graffiti do not detract from the charm.

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Washington, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

On our way into Canyonlands National Park, we stopped at Newspaper Rock State Park and Recreation Site. It was a great place to take photos and see some incredible petroglyphs. I highly recommend a short stop in the park.

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