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“great petroglyphs”

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Parowan
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Sun City Center, Florida
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288 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“great petroglyphs”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

this site is about 10 miles west of I-15 and easy to get to. great petroglyphs on the rocks on both sides of the road. don't miss it if you're in the area and like to see petroglyphs

Visited May 2013
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Raymond
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Simply a Thrill to Be this Close to the Ancients--DON'T MISS IT”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is simply an extraordinary opportunity to see stunningly beautiful, complex, and ancient drawings in a very intimate setting. DO NOT MISS THIS SITE! When we drove out from Cedar City, it was only about a 1/2 hour...the drive is rural, and the site is easy to find. It's astonishing how these incredibly important petroglyphs are so completely accessible without anything but a small black guardrail fence seperating you from the rock drawings. There are so many detailed and complex drawings. I was struck by their beauty. You can photograph them with ease. There is nobody around. Empty two days before Memorial Day weekend. How is that possible? It does not matter, because at this site, you will be able to feel the presence of the ancients without obstruction. You'll be able to stand against the wind blowing through the sandstone rocks, whipping through the gap between the mountains. The sun will beat down on your back, and it will feel positively mystical all around you as you ponder the meaning of it all. You'll see ravens dancing on the wind, and the nesting canyon wrens will try to shoo you away. Stray sheep will graze nearby and watch you with curiosity. This a very beautiful place to remember that even with science, we do not really know as much as we think we do, as we cannot really decipher the meanings of these drawings with certaintly. And with that, we are duely humbled.

Visited April 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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116 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Many well preserved petroglyphs”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is definitely worth seeing, if you've got the time - just 20 minutes off I-15.

One of the highest concentration of ancient petroglyphs in the west is tucked away near Parowan, Utah. If you are interested in this kind of thing, it's definitely worth a visit - my wife and I spent 30 minutes looking at the different panels and offering our own interpretation of them, it was a lot of fun and very interesting.

Easy to get to on a nice paved road makes this a very accessible site.

Visited April 2013
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Page, Arizona
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184 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Watching the Sun go down in the gap.”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Great lecture by Nancy with free booklets - a once a year gig though for the Spring Equinox a few days late. Standing on a hill at a cairn watching the sun set in the gap. She explained the petros that marked the ancient calendars in detail. There is also a detailed book called Parowan Gap that explains it all if you're stopping for something other than a scheduled event.

Visited March 2013
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Salt Lake City
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Ancient Panels”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is quite a ways from SLC, but if you are in the area of Parowan and like the ancient writings on the rock walls, then this is a must. The panels are right next to the highway as it passes through the Gap.

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