Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Petrified Forest National Park

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Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument is located in Petrified Forest National Park. Use our Petrified Forest National Park family vacation planner to arrange your visit to Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument and other attractions in Petrified Forest National Park.
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  • Great spot to view some petroglyphs at a distance (with binoculars). Pretty amazing for being over 2,000 years old.  more »
  • We seen a lot of petroglyphs. Most have been scared by previous visitors. This location seems a bit more untouched. One can't as close as other petroglyphs so maybe that's why they are nice to view. A...  more »
  • A cool stop while driving through the south sector of petrified forest national park. The petroglyphs are scattered across several rock faces below the canyon rim. Binoculars are helpful for viewing a...  more »
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  • Newspaper Rock is a collection of ancient petroglyphs that can be seen from a vista point. It is not possible to get to the the petroglyphs from the parking area or vista point as they are at the bottom of the bluff. Bring binoculars or a camera with telephoto for the best view. There are no facilities here. An interpretive sign provide information about the petroglyphs. The parking area can accommodate RVs and buses. If you are particularly itching to get closer to the petroglyphs, a two-mile (3.2 km) round trip on a dirt road that startes across from the Puerco Pueblo parking area will get you closer. Note that the road is closed to non-Park vehicles so you will have to walk. When you see the Newspaper Rock vista point on the bluffs above, you will need to cut cross country for around 700' (210 m) to reach the petroglyphs but be prepared for scrambling across rocky debris and don't touch the petroglyphs when you arrive.
  • Very fantastic pattern drew by prehistoric people
  • I thought that they would be much closer, they were not. It is still cool, just not as cool
  • These are beautiful petroglyphs on blocks of accord whose beautiful point of petroglyphs of midsummer, animals and signs. Advice: a pair of binoculars is desirable in order to better see the details and for photos, a good lens.
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  • Petrographers ancient people, real or yet modern tourists.
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