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“Drive Slowly”

Road to Needles District
Ranked #20 of 100 things to do in Moab
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a long, winding drive with Newspaper Rock about a third of the way into the Needles District. It is very different, very beautiful, and deserves your full attention. There are not a lot of walking or hiking opportunities here, so slow down and look at everything. This is definately not New Jersey - in a good way! There are bathrooms only at Newspaper Rock and at the Canyonlands Visitor Center, so plan ahead.

2  Thank Fishscales44
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We decided to drive into Needles on the way UP from monument valley. i can TOTALLY RECOMMEND both Valley of the Gods AND Needles District. They are waaaaaaaaaaay better than Monument Valley in my opinion...

3  Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The road into Needles shows you a very different terrain than you will see further North at Arches. The country here is very rough. You can see enough from the road to get a feel for the area.

Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Took longer than expected - beautiful drive the whole way. Passed Newspaper Rock which we caught on the way out

Thank Judy92809
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

How can nature make that so beautiful and so intricate? And the color is simply awesome. We thoroughly loved the scenery.

Thank yww168
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