Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Petrified Forest National Park

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  • It was really cool to see the petroglyphs on the rocks. There is a parking lot right off of this spot. 
    It was really cool to see the petroglyphs on the rocks. There is a parking lot right off of this spot.  more »
  • There is a NatGeo episode about the ancient peoples in the southwest and they spend time describing how the sites are aligned for solar solstices, etc. There is one carved on the rocks in this spot.....  more
    There is a NatGeo episode about the ancient peoples in the southwest and they spend time describing how the sites are aligned for solar solstices, etc. There is one carved on the rocks in this spot.....  more »
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  • They're old, but no one knows (or can test) how old. Don't ask their meaning, no one knows. Merely appreciate how difficult it is to make images on rock, and appreciate their endurance through the centuries. Have a visit, don't disturb them or make your own graffiti and enjoy!
  • Located less than an hour from Arches National Park, these 2000 year old drawing. Some even claim that they depict alien visitation. It's worth a 15 min visit.

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