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Address: PO Box 788, Blanding, UT 84511
Phone Number: 435-628-2238
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Description: A giant rock covered with ancient petroglyphs.

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This is most definitely a good stop if you're in the area. We're sting in Moab for spring break & decided to explore points south for the day. We're glad we went. One note... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is most definitely a good stop if you're in the area. We're sting in Moab for spring break & decided to explore points south for the day. We're glad we went. One note, however, there are no services south of Moab. If you're planning of filling up your car, or, in our case, your motorcycle en route, you're out... More 

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We pulled over to see this not knowing what it was and drove away without seeing the attraction. We then saw it on a commercial and made the drive all the way back (which was totally worth it in our opinions). We definitely kicked ourselves for missing it the first time, but were glad we went back. Our young kids... More 

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Pomona, California
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38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If your driving between Moab and Monticello, do take some time to see this rock art. It is right next to the parking lot, so it is very easy to see. One could spend hours deciphering all the different images from different time periods. It is the work of many hands. But it does have some excellent examples of rock... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We took the turnoff to Newspaper rock on a whim while driving to Arches. Well worth the diversion! Amazing views on the way to the site and the petroglyphs are very clear and plentiful! When you step out of your car, you will notice the 'silence.' It's a peaceful place to take a break. There is a bathroom in the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Quick side site to see on the way to Canyonlands. Nice Petroglyphs and good photo opportunity for the family. Really fun for the kids.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's just like the picture up there. A huge rock with ancient designs etched on them. It's really interesting.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are going to The Needles in Canyonlands NP, you must stop here. There are dozens of clearly identifiable petroglyphs on a single large rock face. Many animals and people doing activities (like hunting) can be identified.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

For older people who may not visit more remote sites this is right at the parking lot. Only a few feet walk. Their is also a outdoor restroom available. Imagine what is was like in the area as you come down in elevation to the wooded creek area and see the petroglyphs only somewhat blocked by a fence and very... More 

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Salt Lake City
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23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I LOVE petroglyphs and this site has been on my bucket list for a long time. Unfortunately, the easy access has also lead to a lot of vandalism. I'd say if you're in the area visiting Canyonlands or want a quick side trip while you're traveling between Moab and Monticello, stop by. If you are from someplace where you don't... More 

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Okc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were passing through, so it was worth seeing. Enjoyed the stop, but don't go out of the way for it.

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