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Road to Needles District

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT

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Needles beautiful part of Canyonlands Park

The whole area is magnificent. Even though we spent 2 wks looking at "rock", they are all different and well worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Edith P H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The whole area is magnificent. Even though we spent 2 wks looking at "rock", they are all different and well worth a visit.

Thank Edith P H
Sedalia, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to 4-wheel Elephant Hill Trail and discovered that both the drive into from 191 and the park were very pleasant surprises. The early morning scenery was magnificent. We think it is much more interesting, and certainly less congested than Canyonlands at Moab. Elephant Hill Trail was difficult but amazing. Both a stock Land Cruiser and a stock LR4... More 

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Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On my way back from Durango, I stopped to explore Wilson's Arch, one which I've been intending on visiting so many times driving north and south on Highway 191. Having easy access, many travelers visit here. I took my 2 dogs which gave them some fun climbing as well. It's an easy hike to the top and you wouldn't want... More 

Thank Vendrizzi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great landscape range.....open desert 'grasslands' then down into the canyon for a look at the great Indian petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock...then on down the red and white canyon to break out into a wide valley with cowboy mesas! What a trip!

Thank brian m
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just finished 6 national parks and I must say the road to needles was not high on my list before we started our journey. But that has changed now that we are through!! With all the crowds at some of the other parks THE ROAD TO NEEDLES was the experience I was hoping for in all the parks. It left... More 

Thank Bobmcg33
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Long drive in to the needles area. Arrived late so not able to do several of the hikes. Definitely recommend.

Thank rurn0321
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the drive from 191 back into Canyonlands Needles district is through some beautiful canyons, along a creek with huge cottonwoods and National Forest lands. Needles is a great park and offers fewer crowds, and beautiful vistas

Thank Doug S
Prescott, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible panel of petroglyphs at Newspaper rock. Must see!! Also the drive through the park is very enjoyable. Great views of the Needles.

Thank Karl S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took this drive during a 2 month long cross country road trip- it was one of the most beautiful drives I have ever been on. Absolutely breathtaking and a great way to spend a couple of hours before getting to Canyonlands. Highly, highly recommend going this route. Lots of neat camping options also if you are looking.

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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently we went hiking in the Needles District of Canyonlands. The ride to the area is beautiful with amazing formations of rock all along the way. It's an awesome drive and we highly recommend it. Best to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Thank Ellen G

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