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Roadside Ruin Trail

Canyonlands National Park, UT
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Short Nature Trail to an Ancestral Puebloan Granary

This easy 0.3 mile (0.5k) loop nature trail is located in the Needles District a very short... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Avon, Ohio
Short walk

This is a short walk to a a small 1000 year old Indian granary. This is a well maintained trail... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Dothan, Alabama
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

This easy 0.3 mile (0.5k) loop nature trail is located in the Needles District a very short distance further down the main park road from the visitor center. There is a brochure available for $0.50 in a box at the trailhead that gives information on...More

Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a short walk to a a small 1000 year old Indian granary. This is a well maintained trail, however, I don't remember if it is wheelchair accessible ~ I believe that it was.

Thank TravelingDeacon
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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.

Thank J W
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.

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank Ann C
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...More

Thank KLsWanderlust
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.

1  Thank Becky H
Reviewed 23 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...More

6  Thank Fishscales44
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...More

2  Thank Austria01
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