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Newspaper Rock Recreation Site

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Address: 365 S Main St, Blanding, UT 84511-3831
Phone Number: 435-628-2238
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A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.

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Beautiful!

We drove down from Moab to take a look at Newspaper Rock. Surprisingly there was nobody else out there. It's about a 20 min drive down from the entrance to the Needles district... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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atlbch, fl
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atlbch, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove down from Moab to take a look at Newspaper Rock. Surprisingly there was nobody else out there. It's about a 20 min drive down from the entrance to the Needles district. It is beautifully preserved and definitely beats some of the other petroglyphs you'll see along in the other areas. Its a pretty big size rock with writings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before entering The Needles area of Canyonlands National Park, on Rt UT 211 there is a sign for Newspaper Rock State Historic Park. This is a MUST STOP! This is ONE OF THE BEST displays of Indian rock art to be found anywhere in the U.S. It's also one of the few petroglyph sites that is so easily accessible and... More 

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Draper, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove quite far out of our way. I guess we checked the box. Not much to see. Unfortunately, it is defaced as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stop turned out to be a really, really nice and unexpected surprise for us Petroglyph lovers. Ran across this lil gem on day 6 of our 16 day National Parks/Monuments trip. Located on UT 211 28 miles NW of Monticello and 53 miles south of Moab Utah in Canyonlands National Park. This 200 sq. ft. rock art drawings were... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One just stands in awe of the ancient art work! What a way to immortalize one's vision and perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newspaper Rock is on the drive into the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park. It is amazing to think that some of the petroglyphs have been there for thousands of years. You can almost walk right up to them, with just a short metal railing separating you from them. Most likely, you won't spend much time here, but it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a world-class rock art site, very easy to view, lots of parking and a beautiful setting. They even set up a descriptive panel and rest rooms. The rest of the area is a natural park without the title, and the drive all the way to the Needles District of Canyonlands is worth the detour. In fact, we stayed... More 

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Nunica, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This pertroglyph site is on the the way to the Needles district of Canyonlands NP. It is the best pertroglyph site we visited. We saw the petroglyphs and pictographs of Sego Canyon, Moonflower Canyon (Moab), and Capital Reef but Newspaper rock was by far the best. They are easy to see as there is a railing about 10' away protecting... More 

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Capreol, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

It is an easy trail to see these petroglyphs and we'll worth it, how many times in your life will you ever see so much has history. Fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a must! A huge wall of Petroglyphs images of life for these people. They tried to express their life. Hard to see if it is a story or random display? I think individual artist. What is the circle a wheel a kiva. Men with horns standing buffalo or demons, or aliens? Who knows.

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