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Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT
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A bit of a ride but well worth the view

There are two roads into the Needles district of Canyonlands. Don't confuse the road to the Needles overlook with the road to the Needles visitor center and viewpoints, which is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are two roads into the Needles district of Canyonlands. Don't confuse the road to the Needles overlook with the road to the Needles visitor center and viewpoints, which is a little further from Moab. The road out to the Needles overlook is a pretty lonely stretch but once you get to the overlook its an awesome sight. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent hiking and 4WD trails in the area off Highway 211. A bit remote to drive to, but once you're there, you don't want to leave. It's worth camping in the area because you won't see everything you want to see in one day

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Glad we visited this Park, but after the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Arches, it just wasn't quite a spectacular or breath taking as the first three.

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Canyonland was one of my favorites. We were driving and got lost in a lowland area and what we saw from there was just spectacular. The Needles district, Elephant Hill and so much more. We did find our way back however it was worth getting lost.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Spectacular views and great hikes along the way. Be sure to carry water and snacks. Cell coverage is spotty the deeper you get.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Loved this drive as we didn't really expect to see many geological features outside of a National park. The entire area is beautiful

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Canyonlands is a must see National Park when you go to Moab. Visit the south entrance as well as the north entrance.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This entire area is beyond words, whether driving through or out hiking the wonderful trails. You can't go wrong planning a visit here. I would return in a heartbeat. Every place I visited in Canyonlands gets a five-star rating. Simply breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Probably the best kept secret in Utah. Once you visit and watch the sunset you will be hard pressed to find another spot in the world as beautiful as this location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice drive, although there are too many cattle guards! The ride is also a bit long, but once you get to the location its beautiful!

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