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Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, Moab

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Admire prehistoric stone carvings at Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, a set of petroglyphs dating back thousands of years. Ancient drawings of hunting and birthing scenes provide clues into the live of North America's original dwellers. These centuries-old images feature humans, animals, and abstract shapes impressed or painted over a panel extending 38 m (125 ft). Step back in time and wonder about messages these ancestors left with their old-school petroglyphs and pictographs for future generations. The roads leading to the art sites provide views of spectacular scenery. Use our Moab trip planner to visit Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites on your trip to Moab, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Loved seeing the petroglyphs. A chart of petroglyphs would have been handy to understand them. It is a great stop and right off the road. 
    Loved seeing the petroglyphs. A chart of petroglyphs would have been handy to understand them. It is a great stop and right off the road.  more »
  • right there on 279, well indicated by a road sign, many petroglyphs on sheer cliffs - very cool to see, not too far off from the main road 191 in Potash. You drive a little further and will see... 
    right there on 279, well indicated by a road sign, many petroglyphs on sheer cliffs - very cool to see, not too far off from the main road 191 in Potash. You drive a little further and will see...  more »
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  • Driving the Potash road is a real pleasure as it winds its way through the Colorado river canyon. Beautiful. The Petroglyphs are easily seen at the marked roadside stopping point. The Dino track is a little underwhelming but a nice little walk up the hillside. I recommend you go a little further and take the hike to Corona Arch. Its super.
  • This was THE COOLEST THING. I am a dinosaur nerd and so this was everything for me haha. We had our four-year-old so it was a little nerve-wrecking with him, but it wasn’t too bad of a climb. The petroglyphs were just above the tracks, which we didn’t get to because of our kiddo. I did get to see them with my telephoto lens though and it was so neat!

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