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Road to Needles District

Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT
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Ranked #13 of 51 Attractions in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives
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Port Clinton, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The road is long but the rock formations are beautiful. This trip takes half a day but I would not miss it. Be sure to take plenty if drinking water. It is hot even in September.

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Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Just don't try to race down the roads. Windy, twisted roads at ti, but surprised they were well kept roads, Can be narrow so be careful

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It had excellent views of different rock formations. I liked Newspaper rock.. Shame it was a long drive to the Canyonland National Park

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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