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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT
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An Easy Walk That Gives Some History

This is a short and easy walk to view some of the early history of Canyonlands. Take advantage of the $0.50 trail guide which will give you information on the various plants and... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Glenn M
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Fremont, California

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a super easy and very short trail that takes you to a very old ruin. The ruin is in pretty good shape and is easy to see. There is parking/turn out that you can use. It's fun to imagine a life like theirs.

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a short and easy walk to view some of the early history of Canyonlands. Take advantage of the $0.50 trail guide which will give you information on the various plants and features along the way.

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Thank Glenn M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is just a short hike not far from the visitor center. it is a pleasant walk. You can get a good look at how people lived long ago.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Even though it has several parking places nearby, it's easy to miss. We stopped for an in-car picnic and were lucky enough to see it. I find it hard to imagine the rough life of people trying to survive in this harsh environment ... then or now!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

This was a short, easy walk. At the end, you see an ancient granery. In an area filled with ancient petroglyphs, this is one more piece of evidence of ancient civilation.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

After experiencing Mesa Verde a couple of days before, my wife and I stopped to see the Needles section of Canyonlands. Although The Roadside Ruin Trail was not suggested by the ranger at the visitor center, we decided to stretch our legs, see some of The Needles on foot, and walk a bit. The walk was easy, short, and would... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2011

Trail information: Length: 0,3 miles round trip (0,5 km) Time: 20 minutes Difficulty: easy The trailhead is located along the main access road to the section „The Needles“ of the Canyonlands National Park (State Route 211) near the Needles Visitor Center, it is signed on the left side. This easy and short loop trail will take the visitor to an... More 

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