Explore the Newspaper Rock Ancient Petroglyphs

Utah Newspaper Rock

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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.

Pack List

  • Lots of water
  • Camera
  • Full gas tank (gas is only available year round in surrounding towns)
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over 1 year ago

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

over 1 year ago

Added by LJ Dawson

Aspiring writer, I am probably in the rocky mountains or in the red rock deserts. Good days are spent in the sun and good nights are spent under the stars.Trying to make every day an adventure. Missoula living and Colorado grown.

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