Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, Moab

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Admire prehistoric stone carvings at Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, a set of petroglyphs made by Paleo-Indians. Ancient drawings of hunting and birthing scenes provide clues into the live of North America's original dwellers. These centuries-old images feature humans, animals, and abstract shapes impressed or painted over a panel extending 38 m (125 ft). Step back in time and wonder about messages these ancestors left with their old-school petroglyphs and pictographs for future generations. The roads leading to the art sites provide views of spectacular scenery. Use our Moab trip planner to visit Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites on your trip to Moab, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This petroglyph is just a few steps away from the parking lot. Because of the dark wash on the rock face, the petroglyphs are easy to find.  more »
  • This is a wonderful area to take your family to as you view rock art from the past. The area is on your way to the Needles District of Canyonland. There is parking off the road and facilities in the a...  more »
  • Splendid place to visit, wonder at nature, hike, be at peace. Lively sites, marvelous natural formations that leave you breathless. Great place for family, children to explore, learn and take in beaut...  more »

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