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Road to Needles District

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Address: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT

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One of the most beautiful drives

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a pretty, enjoyable albeit a long ride to a beautiful location. The Needles district has several easy/moderate hikes and many strenuous hikes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The other side of canyon lands. Small, cute little visitors center! Needles were really neat. little hiking trails were fun! (bring water) and keep an eye on the cairns! Totally worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hike we are "seniors" and we're able to do this hike easily. It is a popular site and parking might be an issue sometimes. Just be patient.

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Davenport, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not the prettiest of all the arches, its an easy walk up to it. If you get at the right angles you can use the arch as a frame of the mountains behind it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take UT 211 to the end (about 35 miles) and you are at The Needles Overlook. We were told by a local that the best view is off a dirt road on the left just before the end of the road. We couldn't find it and had already put the car through enough so didn't venture down all the dirt... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

make sure you have water in case you have car trouble....it is hot. beautiful surroundings. we drove our buick lesabre to the end of the road without any troubles - tar. we did not dirt roads as those require high clearance and recommended 4wheel drive. wanted to do a hike where the green and colorado river converge (trail starts there)... More 

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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This part of the park is definitely 'off the beaten path'. If you are on a really tight budget, I'm not sure that I'd recommend it. If you have a few hours to spare though...take the time. Newspaper Rock is amazing. Best petroglyphs we saw in Utah. And once you get to the end of the road, the hiking is... More 

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Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Old cabins behind a fence with the sign Marie's Place, found out this was the old Home of Truth operated by Marie Ogden, Utah's first cult! Newspaper Rock is thousands of years of Indian rock paintings. Beautiful scenery all along the way to Needles and back again, always looks different depending on where the sun is.

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