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Road to Needles District

Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT
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Ranked #17 of 40 Attractions in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives
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Clinton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We should have just gone to the Needles overlook. we drove into the park and while it was beautiful, the drive back to the visitors center was quite a stretch.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you don't have time for Needles, try to at least take the detour to the amazing Newspaper rock and look at the large wall of ancient (and some modern) petroglyphs.

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Redmond, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The park has routed you away from the needles....Unable to view the needles without traveling miles on dirt roads....Stick with the Canyon district...

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New Haven, Connecticut
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The road to Needles winds through colorful aspens along a clear stream with plenty of places to stop and admire the views. Marvelous red rock cliffs tower overhead as beautiful outcroppings atop mesas rise in the distance. Stop and see the Newspaper Rock petroglyphs along the way.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you just open the map and look at it, it seems like a long way to go to get to the Needles Disrtrict of Canyonlands. It's my favorite part of Canyonlands; but apart from that, the road (211) to it is very, very scenic already. It makes for easy driivng, mostly straight and with little traffic. Don't miss Newspaper... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

What do you want it's a road. Traveling south on US-191 for about an hour till you get to U-211 that takes you into Needles. Not a whole lot of traffic when we were on it. Turning onto U-211 takes you down into the valleys where cell service is non-existent. Heading south from Moab you pass Wilson Arch, well worth... More

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is to the southern part of Canyonlands N.P. and it's a beautiful ride. Along the way there's a wall of pictographs you have to check out.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The drive to the Needles part of Canyonlands National Park is as much fun as the park itself. It is a very well maintained road that goes from high meadows to amazing cliffs and views. Set aside a half day, pack a lunch, and bring loads of water, it is well worth the drive.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The road is long but the rock formations are beautiful. This trip takes half a day but I would not miss it. Be sure to take plenty if drinking water. It is hot even in September.

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Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Just don't try to race down the roads. Windy, twisted roads at ti, but surprised they were well kept roads, Can be narrow so be careful

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