Squaw Flats Road, Moab Utah

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Squaw Flats Road

Located approximately 40 miles south of Moab, Squaw Flats Scenic Byway boasts views of the Abajo Mountains, Newspaper Rock, as well as breathtaking Canyonlands scenery.

  • Approximately 40 miles south of Moab.
  • Drive time approximately 1 -2 hours once you turn onto Highway 211.
  • Highlights include views of the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park and Newspaper Rock.


The Squaw Flats Scenic Byway is the perfect way for the armchair outdoorsman to experience the breathtaking scenery of Canyonlands National Park and its surrounding areas. And at less than two hours in driving time, you don’t need to devote the entire day to the trip. Though the route technically ends at the Canyonlands park entrance, a side trip to explore the Needles district of the park is recommended.

Driving Directions

From Moab head south on US-191 for approximately 40 miles where you’ll turn onto Highway 211. Then head 35 miles on UT-211, where you’ll turn around and head back the way you came.


The route is 35 miles each way once you leave US-191 and takes approximately one to two hours.


  • Newspaper Rock, home to ancient petroglyps of both Ute and Anasazi origin are accessible roadside.
  • Observe the human spiders at Wingate Sandstone, one of the best known crack climbing destinations in the southwest.
  • Enter Canyonlands National Park where you’ll tour the Needles district.
  • Stop in the Needles District visitor center for information on the park
  • Camping is available at the Squaw Flat campground in Canyonlands.