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 made by Paleo-Indians. 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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  • No one appears to visit these great petroglyphs on a remote road just out of Moab. But the rock art is well worth seeing. The sites are not well protected and that has resulted in some defacement so g...  more »
  • We stopped here while traveling through the area to other National Parks. The site is interesting but it is a little dangerous as you have to pull off by the side of the byway and watch out for cars!  more »

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