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“Well worth the walk”

Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs
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Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Ivins
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St. George, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Well worth the walk”
Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I love unexpected great surprises and this is one of those. Not exactly easy to find but makes the discovery that much more savory. The number snd vsriety of petroglyphs is stunning. Admittedly some are of questionable origin but the majority are work done by the anasazi 1-4,000 years sgo. Bring a camera!!! Make a day of it and see Kayenta in Ivans and the Old Bodega in Santa Clara. All very close. This would make for a great date! Snow Canyon is close as well, much to see and experience within a few minute's drive. Enjoy!!!!

Visited January 2014
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English first
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164 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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“A Very Unusual Petroglyphs Site”
Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Not too far from St. George. Primitive. One toilet. Parking.

The walk is fairly long and uphill all the way. It could be strenuous on a hot day. There is a shorter way to come back down, but I would not recommend scrambling up it.

A living site is near the petroglyphs. There is nothing to see there. Unless you wish to pay your respects.

The petroglyphs look out over the Santa Clara River. Some are on the edge of the cliff on flat rocks. Some of these are recent. Maybe last month.

The petroglyphs below the cliff are special. They are worth scrambling over the edge to see. Some of the human figures are worth looking for. And so is one animal grouping. There are a lot of snake carvings. Maybe with good reason. There is enough that is unusual here to reward those who have been to half a dozen or more sites.

Get a map. You can miss the entrance. I did. Look for an open metal fence and a pair of piled rocks for the Anasazi railhead trail.

Visited March 2014
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Ivins, Utah, United States
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Ivins at it's best”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We did this a few years ago (summer of 2008) but I would do it again. We went on a summer morning before it got hot. The hike was not bad and maybe 2 hills you have to climb. You should do this with someone who knows the way as there are very few landmarks but it is worth the walk. You get nice views of Pine Valley Mountain and the areas. The Petrolyphs are well worth the walk. We did this with our grandson and he was 9 years old.

Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Go with a guide”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is an easy hike, very popular. The petrolyphs have not been well preserved and unfortunately people have marred them and made fake ones--so best to go with someone who really knows what is authentic and what they mean. There is no/little documentation at the site.

Visited March 2013
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NW suburb Chicago Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Red Mountain Hike with Boma”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

When staying at Red Mountain Resort and Spa take the morning hike with Boma for an insightful experience!

Visited October 2013
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