We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Road to Needles District

Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT
Improve this listing
88%
Ranked #11 of 24 Attractions in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Attraction details
Write a Review

104 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    21
    10
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

While the drive from Moab to Needles may seem a bit long, it's totally worth it! We saw wild turkeys along the scenic road on the way in, LOTS of deer on the way out and amazing views the whole time!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

all the way you drive there are rocks, like very large needles, we never saw such fantastick view. there are stops all the way, come with your camera, you will not be disappointed

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was an all day adventure for us but well worth the drive. As we rounded each corner, new and exciting views were every where. From the moment we saw newspaper rock until we climbed up and down lots of great trails, we had a fabulous day. I completely lost track of all of the amazing photos I captured on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fareham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This road takes you down to the bottom of the canyon that you have looked over from the main Canyonlands car park and Dead Horse point. You get to drive between massive cliffs of iron impregnated sandstone cliffs and through cottonwood canyons. After the busier area this is a lovely quiet drive but with excellent vistas and beautiful scenery. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Coal Valley, IL
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The canyon drive getting to the Visitor Center there is tremendous. The canyon walls, OMG. STOP at the Newspaper Historic Site, there is a huge wall of Indian writing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton, Ohio
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redmond, Oregon
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wickenburg, Arizona
Top Contributor
537 reviews 537 reviews
320 attraction reviews
468 helpful votes 468 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Road to Needles District also viewed

 

Been to Road to Needles District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing