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Road to Needles District

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT

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Beautiful Country!

Absolutely beautiful country. You can't really describe it. Lots of view point areas where you can take pictures. Also, very clean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful country. You can't really describe it. Lots of view point areas where you can take pictures. Also, very clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

as many people mentioned: it is a longer road than you think. But it is beautiful. The best thing is to do it on your way from Monument valley to Moab (or the opposite direction. Because driving back and forth to Moab to go to the Needles is long and a waste of time. It is a empty park and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful park! Breathtaking views all around! A definite must and a place I will be visiting again!

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Mesa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We could have skipped the 20+ miles to see this. Sure the views are nice, but Canyonlands is pretty much a wasteland with lots of rock features. We enjoyed the Cowboy Cave Camp. Newspaper Rock petroglyph site along the way made it worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's a long drive with beautiful scenery. We went to Needles and also to the Island in the Sky section. My husband liked Needles better, and I liked Island better. So both are worth doing. They have different views.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The road to the needles district of Canyonlands NP is nothing special, but this part ot the NP is great.

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Chillicothe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We weren't sure we wanted to go all the way back that long road but are glad we did! Make sure you stop at the sites along the way and check out Elephant Hill road at the end.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I assume we are just talking about the road that goes to the park. We stayed near the entrance to the park at the Runnin Iron inn so were able to get on the road early before the crowds (and the heat). Newspaper Rock petroglyphs are a must see on the route. Very scenic drive even tho it is a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We did Canyonlands a couple years ago. We came back specifically to see the Needles. Oh my gosh, it was stunning! The drive in was beautiful on good roads. We hiked up to Chessler Park which was a 6 mile round trip. It took longer than usual because we were busting out the camera every 20 steps because of the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

From US101 take UT 211 west to the NeedlesVisitors Center. This is the most colorful section of Canyonlands. We spent the entire afternoon exploring the primitive trials at Big Rock Canyon Overlook & Slickrock Foot. Explored on our own the natural features such as Wooden Shoe & Pothole Point. The colorful sandstone spires coming out of the desert floor were... More 

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Address: Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab

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