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“Super Petroglyphs”

Newspaper Rock Recreation Site
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Blanding
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Owner description: A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Petroglyphs and lots of them! It's a wonderful display of history. Worth the detour of the main road even just to see this.

1  Thank irish_captain
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Firstly, I must agree with other reviewers that Newspaper Rock should not be a sole destination - it's a long drive in from the highway just to see these petroglyphs alone. Rather, plan on spending some time in the Needles district of Canyonlands and stop at the petroglyphs as part of the day - there's plenty to do and explore. The artwork is wonderful and it's a challenge to imagine what the artists were thinking as they etched their art. It is also sad that, over the years, modern man felt the need to leave their own marks on the wall.

Thank Fishscales44
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Newspaper Rock was recommended by a few friends since we were driving pass the area on our summer vacation. This rock is covered with a lot of petroglyphs and it was great to try and put a story together with the images. I agree with other posts that this is a worthwhile stop if you are in the area... but do not plan an extensive trip out to just see the petroglyphs.

1  Thank 321GregB
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Easy access at southern end of Canyonlands Park. Right off the road: the most surprisingly preserved group of rock images. Stunning.

1  Thank MrsRehoboth
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Newspaper Rock is a rock face bearing a nice set of petroglyphs. If you've never seen petroglyphs before, this is worth seeing if you are nearby, but not worth a lengthy drive solely for this purpose. If you've seen petroglyphs before, especially if you've seen a lot of them, then there's a good chance you'll have been to places with more of them and/or better ones and might want to skip this. If you're headed to the Needles District of Canyonlands and it's on your way, a brief stop may be worthwhile.

Thank Joe H
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