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Road to Needles District
Ranked #21 of 100 things to do in Moab
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Most people who visit this area are content to stay in the Moab area visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Park which are very close. If you have the time travel 65 miles south to the Canyonlands Needles area and enjoy a little different view of this fabulous landscape. Be sure to stop at the Newspaper Rock to see ancient petroglyphs. Easy highway drive with some jeep trails along the way.

3  Thank Delorme1
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

from moab to the canyon land needle district it is 70 miles of open land. fill up with gas before you leave.

i love this totally uncluttered space with large vistas. a few miles after the turn off for Canyon Land Neddle district, the road starts winding through awesome cliffs that meander like ship heads. there is a good visitor center at the Needle national park gate. there is the Needle Outpost 1 miles before the entrance which is the only place between moab and the gate which sells food and gas. Yes it is expensive but see how far they have to bring the goods from. It is well worth it if you need it.

otherwise the Needle is a place to camp and hike, in order to discover its beauty.

3  Thank lauremm m
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

we drove north from blanding. in montecello, we turned west/ left at the visitor center to take a drive through the abajo mountains. this is very scenic and worth the time. the road tees off and you go left. further up is newspaper rock on the right. you have to stop! next, keep driving. keep driving- the rocks are majestic and other worldly. eventually, you will reach needles district of canyonlands national park. i liked this section better than island in the sky. i think more people should see this- but our experience was even better because no one else was there!

4  Thank Heidini
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

This road should be part of Canyonlands Needles district. Coming into Needles you enter a flat plain with multiple mesas several hundred feet tall. Many red rock cliff faces. We took more pics here than we did once we entered the park proper. I would recommend skipping Needles and just enjoy the ride to it.

2  Thank WVU83
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We traveled to the Needles District out of Monticello, UT. Don't have the secondary road # but it met up with Hwy 211 'East' of Newspaper Rock. A beautiful drive! Be sure to stop at Newspaper Rock on the way to Canyonlands.

3  Thank susieq64
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