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Visit the Poison Spider Petroglyphs

Moab, Utah

4.0/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

0.5 miles

Elevation Gain

250 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by John Maurizi

Explore some great examples of early American Indian petroglyphs. The hike up is short and well worth the effort.

Not many people visit this petroglyph site because of the steep access trail. From the Poison Spider parking lot, walk the trail that leads to the slab with an obvious dinosaur track highlighted when people put plaster in the track to make a mold. This, of course, is prohibited.  Work your way up to the cliff above. Along that wall and on a few fallen slabs are some very nice Petroglyphs.  Explore the base of the wall and see how many you can find.  Return the way you came to the parking lot.

To get to the Poison Spider parking lot take route 191 north out of Moab.  Just after passing over the Colorado River, turn left on Potash road (route 279).  Drive about 6 miles and it will be the first right hand turn.  It is a short, steep gravel road to the parking lot.

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Reviews

It is pretty cool that you can see both dinosaur tracks and petroglyphs a short walk from a 4WD trailhead. Definitely recommend for a short walk after a day climbing/hiking etc.

Pretty darn cool stop. We stopped for one last activity before we left town and it was well worth the stop. Really quick trip from town to get there. We were only there for about 15 minutes so it didn’t take too long. Definitely would do this again.

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