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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. To visit Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites on your trip to Moab, use our Moab trip itinerary maker.
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  • We found it so incredible that there are so many of these ancient sites with amazing petroglyphs that aren't really protected in any way. Unfortunately we did see some on our travels that had been mar...  more »
  • We were on potash road when we came across the sign announcing these rock art petroglyphs. We pulled over, got out of our vehicle and followed the signs. We looked and looked but found nothing. Finall...  more »
  • In retrospect this little ride down #279 was a high light of my 3 days in Moab. It had all the spectacle of the rocks of Arches National Park with 1% of the people. Majestic rock cliffs along the Colo...  more »