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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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  • This is another hidden gem. We stopped by the visitors' center and they recommended this, so the next morning, early, we drove out to Potash, where the road just ends. Along the way are great views... 
    This is another hidden gem. We stopped by the visitors' center and they recommended this, so the next morning, early, we drove out to Potash, where the road just ends. Along the way are great views...  more »
  • We missed these on the drive in since we were distracted by all the climbers. Saw them on the way out. They're much higher on the Rock than we thought they would be but right by the road. Definitely.....  more
    We missed these on the drive in since we were distracted by all the climbers. Saw them on the way out. They're much higher on the Rock than we thought they would be but right by the road. Definitely.....  more »
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  • Parking is not great, but doable. Well worth the stop to see history. It’s a short and steep little hike. You can see the dinosaur track from the parking lot and road
  • Neat spot to stop for a bit. Take the trail up the hill, beyond the bathroom. Go up. Two large slabs with a descriptive sign. If you don't see the sign, keep climbing.

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