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Road to Needles District

Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT
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Ranked #20 of 48 attractions in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives
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Vian Ok
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the drive to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Make sure to go slow to see all the old ranch/log houses on the south side of Road 211. Also make sure to stop at Newspaper rock to see the Pictographs spanning thousands (est) of years of tribal etchings. Also stop at Needles Outpost to pick up ice,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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178 reviews 178 reviews
86 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had the time and were anxious to get a glimpse of Canyonlands on our way to Moab. It was fun and the views are great.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, Usa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After driving all the way from Moab, or even from Monticello, it may be disheartening to discover that you have another 35 mile drive to the Park entrance, but this drive is one of the best things about the Needles district. The canyon walls are stunning, especially in early or late light. This is a great introduction to the Park... More

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Marysville, Washington
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129 reviews 129 reviews
64 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Awesome drive to the Needles District. Enjoy the beautiful drive. In addition to Newspaper Rock, there is rock art on the other side of the road in the area.

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Hampshire, England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

What an amazing drive, the scenery and geology changes all the time, well worth the drive. Don't miss Newspaper Rock. We travelled in July and it was surprisingly quiet. You can do this in half a day, we were en-route from Moab to Mexican Hat and really glad we took this scenic route. Doesn't matter it's only one road in... More

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New London, Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
72 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

A 30 something mile long road in the middle of nowhere but the views are awesome and the wildlife comes right up to the car, on the road we stopped for Deer, Cows and Horses that would literally come right up to your window. There is so much to see in the area that if I was pressed for time... More

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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189 reviews 189 reviews
79 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

As other reviewers have mentioned, this is an area of Canyonlands National Park that is quite a drive from Moab, south on highway 191. From 191 you head west about 30 miles through topography that seems to change every few miles. It finally opens up into a spectacular area with enormous buttes and mesas that make you feel like you... More

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Liberty, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It takes a little navigation to find this road, but well worth it. Lots of photo ops and not crowded at all.

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Burlington, Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is an excellent road to travel from Moab. The Needles area is top top of my list but if you travel this road the sights are worth the drive. Wilson Arc 20 or so miles south is spectacular. If you like commercial sights Hoe in the Wall is a nice stop. Drive on south to Bridges National Monument is... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you have the time to take this road you won't be sorry! Picturesque drive with amazing views for the entire trip...while it is one way in and out, we saw different things each direction. Once you are at Needles the view is spectacular!

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