Explore the Newspaper Rock Ancient Petroglyphs

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Added by LJ Dawson

This easy access panel showcases some of the most amazing rock art this desert offers.

After leaving Moab, turn off Highway 191 on to 211. The drive will wind over the mesa tops and down into red rock canyon country. Enjoy the changing seasons whether the red cliffs are covered in snow or spring desert flowers are blooming.

Watch for cattle as this is open range country. Also watch for rain and snow because this road can turn gnarly fast in bad weather. It continues to Canyonlands National Park while passing by many other access roads and recreation areas.

Preserve and respect this ancient art.

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Nice pit stop

This is a quick stop to really see some awesome history that spans centuries. The rock is practically road side and bathrooms are available as well.

One of the best examples of art from the ancient ones.

This is a nice bathroom break and stop on the way to the Needles District of Canyonlands. No one knows the stories being described on this wall, but it is one of the best examples of petroglyphs I have ever seen.

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over 5 years ago

Worth the stop on your way to Canyonlands. This is the most impressive display with easy access in the area.

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