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Road to Needles District

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT

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Traveling into the park is very easy thanks to good roads.

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... read more

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

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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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Took our oldest here in 1979 when he was 9 mo. old. He called it "the donut". Took him back with his brother in 1985. They loved climbing up to the donut, chasing lizards and just having fun. We will be taking our grandsons there next month. A great way to have fun with kids

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This scenic drive is gorgeous and there are petroglyphs on the way. And the Needles are stunning. It is out of the way but well worth the visit.

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San Francisco, California
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

That leads you to.... one of the most incredible wonders of this universe. Roads were wide and paved, easy driving. Make sure you have enough gas as there are no fill stations within the park. Get your camera ready.

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Tucson, United States
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Some of the most beautiful and overwhelming scenery I have witnessed in a long time. A must do when you are in the area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great trail...a lot of variety in the beautiful scenery! Amazing view of the needles and quite a bit of up and down on the slick rock.

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Round Rock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You really are too far away to see them without some sort of zoom camera. The little park was nice and there were very few people here. It does offer a nice panoramic view though.

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Sydney, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visited in an unseasonally warm Feb 2015. No crowds and only unbelievable scenery. Luckily this place is not as popular as the Grand Canyon. Not enough time so we can't wait to come back for more.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Camera packed, water packed, lunch packed, truck full of fuel.... okay, we're ready. This was a great scenic trip and I wouldn't have wanted to miss it. The geological attractions you'll see will keep you stopping and taking pictures all along the way. Canyonlands National Park has got to be experienced and this is a big part of it right... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Breathtaking views - well worth the trip. Many photo opportunities along the way. The weather was perfect for visibility the day we were here!

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