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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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  • The polyglyphs were very clear and we had fun trying to figure out the meaning. We enjoyed stopping to see them and watch the rock climbers  more »
  • We decided to drive up this road to avoid a traffic jam outside of Moab, Ames were we're thrilled to discover these petroglyphs just past the Wall Street Climbing Area (we used this as a reference...  more »
  • Stunning views, but dinosaur tracks are up a short but pretty steep hike along a narrow ledge one the rocks, and its literally 3 footprints on one fairly small slab of rock that couldve easily been moved to a more easily accessible location. Also, the road up to this spot is VERY ROUGH, even in my AWD. Petroglyphs along the way were, however, very impressive.
  • Easy to find, just look for the sign. Just outside of Moab.

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