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“Unexpected Gem!”

Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites
Ranked #15 of 98 things to do in Moab
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great site, on a lovely scenic road. Best petroglyphs that we saw all week. We almost skipped it, but had some time one afternoon. Glad we did!

Also check out the dino footprints and the Corona Arch.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Ever want to see orginal petrographs? Here are some beautiful examples and a nice table explaining what the pictuers mean.. The route Byway 279 also lead you to a parking lot where you can hike to Corona Arch.

2  Thank Wim_EU
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Despite the shutdown of Arches and Canyonlands NPs PLENTY to keep you busy in Moab. Hiking, rafting, biking, or just sight seeing. Travel Senic Bypass 128 along the Colorado and be amazed by all the rock formations and Fisher's towers. Best as sun sets. 20 miles south of town right on the road, Wilson's Arch and 15 miles out of town down an easy gravel road, Looking Glass Arch. Also about 20 miles north and west out of town, magnificent Dead Horse Peak State Park. Restaurants in town ok. Lots of bars. Sunset Grille, wonderful sunset, food at least good. We stayed at Archway Inn. Lovely big rooms, good breakfast, outdoor pool and spa. Owners take lots of pride in the property.

1  Thank normanfienman
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Beautiful drive; great quality road; fantastic scenery by the river; plus you get to see some petroglyphs. We really enjoyed this short detour down this road; it's a great gap-filler is you have an hour or two gap in your programme. It is quite a shock when you get to the Potash plant at the end of the paved road (and it is a bit smelly :-)) but you can see Dead Horse Point and if you've been into Canyonlands it gives you a feel for what it is like being down in the canyons without having to do any of the hair raising off-road drives. Thank heavens this is now a national park - imagine what a tragedy it would be if the potash plant was bigger and they'd kept mining for uranium. There are a couple of off-road drives from the Potash Road e.g. joining up with the Shafer Trail and also the Pucker Pass, although in the conditions at the time that road looked a bit mad!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you have never been to Moab, you are really missing out. In driving thru this national park, you will see areas that you have probably seen in western movies. You can hike or drive. The rock formations are wonderful and all have been named. Good parking areas to park your car and walk. Keep your camera handy!

1  Thank Grandmago
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