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Great road, easy driving and plenty to see and plenty of places to stop and take in the views... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2018
Don T
Brisbane, Australia
Exciting views from highway

You can see some amazing rock formations while driving, or take a short hike to to see the arches... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Houston, United States
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Canyonlands National Park, Needles District Visitor Center is on this road, Moab, UT 84532
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

Great road, easy driving and plenty to see and plenty of places to stop and take in the views. plenty of wonderful sights.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Don T
Reviewed December 11, 2018

You can see some amazing rock formations while driving, or take a short hike to to see the arches, and it does not take up any time and provide a nice break from driving.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

It's a long road traveling to the Needles District but will worth a drive and experiencing the Needles District as part of Canyonlands.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Terry W
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The drive there is scenic and well worth it because the "needles district" is much different than the "Island in the Sky" district or Arches. Fill up before you leave the Moab area because it's a good 50+ plus miles between gas stations.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We drove here while it was raining. Love watching storms travel through the desert. By the time we got to the turn-off, the rain was almost over. It was so nice. Colors so vibrant. Puddles made for great photos. We didn't do any long hikes,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MTRose
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This part of Canyonlands offers better vistas than the northern part. There is truly a different vibe about this part of Canyonlands and, to me anyway, more interesting scenery.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Quest639497
Reviewed October 24, 2018

But worth the drive! Great road and the views are amazing. There are less tourist at this spot so you can enjoy it

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank S7635DBdavidk
Reviewed October 17, 2018

It is a long distance from Moab (or anywhere else). Lots of history in the area. There are still signs of "cowboy encampments" and Indian petroglyphs. If your lucky, you may see some life in the potholes

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank wgetz13
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We started out by stopping by the Newspaper Rock - It is neat how it has stood the test of time. Then we came to the are circled by huge rocks. This area is amazing. Really puts into perspective how small we really are. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank nysstexas
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Needles is about 1.5 hours drive southeast of Moab. Another beautiful park, but unless you have a high-clearance 4WD and are a serious backpacker there are only 3 hikes you can take. We spent a leisurely 2+ hours on Sliprock Foot Trail and enjoyed it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dennis C
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Response from rollngstone | Reviewed this property |
Much of the info that you're looking for is available on Google Map. Just map Moab to Canyonlands Needles District Visitor Center. You can easily drive to the Visitor Center in a regular rental car, but it's a long trip... More