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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  • October 3, 2017
    I grew up in Moab and moved at 17 but I return every couple of years and each time I do I go down the river to see these again. I grew up with them but they never cease to fascinate me. The Moab Touri...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We saw this rock art when we were in Moab. There are several places to see rock art in Moab, including a site in Arches National Park. Take the time to look around and you may be surprised how much is...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    Such a great drive along the river that comes complete with petroglyphs and Dino prints and an amazing BLM road that leads you into Dead Horse State Park. Well worth the drive as the scenery is beauti...  more »

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