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Address: State Highway 211, Blanding, UT 84535
Phone Number: +1 435-628-2238

A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.

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A spectacular collection of Petroglyphs

Right off Highway 211 on the way to the Needles of Canyonlands, you'll find the Newspaper Rock pull out. They have toilet facilities and its just a short walk to the petroglyphs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Glenn M
Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right off Highway 211 on the way to the Needles of Canyonlands, you'll find the Newspaper Rock pull out. They have toilet facilities and its just a short walk to the petroglyphs. Try to schedule your visit in the PM so that you'll have the advantage of good illumination.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive into the rock. Amazing view of many old and newer petroglyphs. About 15 miles into the site but worth the time.

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the way into the park you wonder what everyone is stopped to look at so on the way back you stop and find a most interesting rock engraved by many different "authors " over a long period of time. Definitely worth a short stop

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This made for an interesting stop on the highway to Canyonlands. But if you really want to see the story behind these petroglyphs you should go to the Edge of the Cedars museum in Blanding. It is called a "Recreation Site" but it is really a glorified historic marker (And I mean glorified in a positive way).

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument is located on UT211, 13 miles west of its intersection with US191. This is the road to access Canyonlands National Park's Needles District, so if you are headed there then you will drive right past it. It's a wayside with parking, restrooms and a short, easy walkway that leads to a rock wall covered with... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Driving into "The Needles" you have to pass the parking lot for these petroglyphs. The walk from the parking lot is probably less than 2 minutes. Why wouldn't you check this out??? You'll stand in awe at this intriguing site far longer than it took for you to park and walk here (level ground.) So many images to look at!

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Lancashire England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Quite a way from the main highway so only worth a visit if going down to South Canyonlands. The huge rock face is covered in markings some doubt as to their age but nevertheless they are worth taking a look at.

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Amazing pectroglyphs on the way to Canyonlands - Needle District.- a must see next to the roadway. easily assessable to all!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Turning onto UT211 at Church Rock was already a good start for a really beautiful drive. Newspaper Rock was very interesting and the area around it was in full fall color. We drove the road to the end and also stopped by the visitor's center. We couldn't have made a better choice: beautiful views, great fall colors and super rock... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

So interesting and impressive to look at. Worth driving in to see. We drove here in the early fall. The colors on Blue Mountains were absolutely beautiful!!!!

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