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Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT

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We were there alone and it was breath-taking

The day was cold but sunny. The view and quietude was stunning. The spectacular quality of the geomorphology is indescribable!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The day was cold but sunny. The view and quietude was stunning. The spectacular quality of the geomorphology is indescribable!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Going from Moab to Needles is worth the effort just for the Needles hikes, but the trip is wonderful, too. There is a lot of great scenery, windy brook-side road and big rock formations. Needles Outpost is a plus when they're open and the Anticline and Needles are worth the extra hour of detour.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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224 reviews 224 reviews
87 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed in Monticello, so this was nearby. Beautiful drive with somewhat varied terrain and many great stops along the way. We took it easy and were glad we set aside enough time to hike, explore and enjoy the scenery. Not as scenic as other areas of the park (which was beautiful), but better hiking trails available. No facilities aside... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing drive! Worth the time if you can spare it. Some nice landscapes and history lessons along the way.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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 

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Coal Valley, IL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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!

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Clinton, Ohio
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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.

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