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Road to Needles District

Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT
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Ranked #12 of 50 attractions in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

awesome adventure deep into the Needles. Did not see anyone else all day. Trip is a bit strenuous and bumpy fyi. Scenery amazing

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's about 20min off Rt191 but the overlook is stunning with a picnic area that let's you snack on a beautiful outlook.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

and when you get there Its WOW!!!! can't miss doing this park if you will be in the area...drive is gorgeous as well

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I agree with other reviewers that even the 30-something mile road into the park from the highway is gorgeous and lovely. Definitely stop at Newspaper Rock on the way in or out. It's right off the parking lot and one of the most pictographed bits of rocks I've ever seen. The Needles district proved to be my favorite park of... More

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Needles District is amazing. The hikes here are so fun, there are so many rock formations to bounce up and over. There are views in every direction. The Joint Trail was super, we got lucky and had light wispy clouds blocking the sun most of the time. We did a couple other hikes that were equally most excellent. We... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Needles is probably the most breathtaking scenery I have ever scene and America has a lot of that but this scenery is my absolute number 1! It's vast, indescribable and will never be forgotten once you have seen it.

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Selah, WA
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Most people who visit this area are content to stay in the Moab area visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Park which are very close. If you have the time travel 65 miles south to the Canyonlands Needles area and enjoy a little different view of this fabulous landscape. Be sure to stop at the Newspaper Rock to see ancient petroglyphs.... More

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New York City, New York
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158 reviews 158 reviews
68 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

from moab to the canyon land needle district it is 70 miles of open land. fill up with gas before you leave. i love this totally uncluttered space with large vistas. a few miles after the turn off for Canyon Land Neddle district, the road starts winding through awesome cliffs that meander like ship heads. there is a good visitor... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

we drove north from blanding. in montecello, we turned west/ left at the visitor center to take a drive through the abajo mountains. this is very scenic and worth the time. the road tees off and you go left. further up is newspaper rock on the right. you have to stop! next, keep driving. keep driving- the rocks are majestic... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This road should be part of Canyonlands Needles district. Coming into Needles you enter a flat plain with multiple mesas several hundred feet tall. Many red rock cliff faces. We took more pics here than we did once we entered the park proper. I would recommend skipping Needles and just enjoy the ride to it.

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