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.

Pack List

  • Light hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Water
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RT Distance 0.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 250 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back


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