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U211 Indian Creek Scenic Byway

Route Length
35 miles long
Time to Allow
1 1/2 hours

Beginning fourteen miles north of Monticello at the junction with US Highway 191, the route crosses a high sage plain before plunging through a series of tight turns to Newspaper Rock Recreation Site. Newspaper Rock is covered with petroglyphs inscribed by the people who inhabited this area hundreds of years ago. From this point, Indian Creek Scenic Byway traverses beautiful Indian Creek Canyon. The road continues 23 miles to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. (35 miles long - approximately 1 1/2 hours driving time.)