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Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT
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The Needles District is a great adventure for people who have a sturdy high clearance vehicle and who want to get out into the high desert. The rewards will be great landscapes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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137 reviews
70 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The Needles District is a great adventure for people who have a sturdy high clearance vehicle and who want to get out into the high desert. The rewards will be great landscapes, a mild adventure on the road and the peace of the silent desert. As always, the greatest reward in all national parks is the serenity that one experiences... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Took us 3 days to wait for rain and a campsite, but it was worth it. We walked 2 x long 1 day walks.one to Big Spring Canyon and the other to Chesler Park. Big Springs Canyon is not for the faint hearted as you go up the sandstone rocks and dow into the canyons. Most trails are rock cairned... More 

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Northern Ontario
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159 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We had been to Island in the Sky District before we drove an hour to see this District . The drive into the Park here is prettier than the Park itself . There is a campground here if you choose to do that . There are some great views here , but we preferred Island in the Sky District and... More 

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silver spring
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99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The road from the main highway to The Needles is beautiful. It could easily be part of the National Park. Don't shy away for The Needles because of the distance. You'll enjoy the drive.

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Moab, Utah
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is truly an amazing place , along with all of the surrounding Moab area, The road on the way before you even get into the needles is so beautiful and so full of ancient Indian Petroglyphs. if you are in the area this is a must see,, and if you're not in the area you should go!

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Hermosa Beach, California
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We pulled over and stomped around Mesa Arch on the way to Needles. Nice and worth a stop. Needles is also nice too especially the hiking and lunch stop at the end.

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Provo, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a great spot for serious hikers, but also great for people who want to drive through the park and maybe take a few short walks. Incredible sights!

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This 60 mile +/- round trip detour off the main road is well worth it. Newspaper Rock (petroglyphs) is about half way and an interesting stop. The petroglyphs are only a few feet from the parking area. We were able to get a campsite at the National Park. Although this campground is often full by early afternoon there are several... More 

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Irwin
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

you will pass Wilson Arch, Canyonlands Overlook, and Newspaper Rock along the way to the Needles district. One full day of sightseeing.

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Venice, FL
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246 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We had been to Moab numerous times but had never gone to the Needles District. I had it in my mind that the 35 mile trip to Visitor Center would be rather boring, but I was very wrong. It is a very scenic drive. We stopped at newspaper rock and it just takes a few minutes to appreciate this very... More 

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