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Long panel of images

This stop consists of a very nicely planned boardwalk that allows visitors to see a long panel of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas F
Columbia, Maryland

This was a good short stop. Capitol Reef has lots of various things to see and do, and this is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rome, Georgia
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Highway 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stop consists of a very nicely planned boardwalk that allows visitors to see a long panel of Fremont petroglyphs. Most of the easily accessible prehistoric images in the Southwest do not extend over such a long distance, so it is particularly interesting to move...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good short stop. Capitol Reef has lots of various things to see and do, and this is worth seeing. Thousand year old native petroglyphs. I would recommend if you have binoculars in the car, get them out and take a look, because...More

Thank bchard78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These petroglyphs, etched in the rockwall by the Fremont people over 1000 years ago are a compelling communication from the past. They are easily accessible, right off Rt. 24 as it winds through the park, and there is a lovely boardwalk from which you can...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Very easy to get to, very cool to see! We stopped because of other reviews here and I'm so glad we did. If you have someone with you that doesn't hike or struggles to get around, there are excellent boardwalks all along the rock face...More

Thank brett b
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Right by the road. Easy walk. If you are into petroglyphs, you will love this. Many are missing due to rockfall.

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Easy to access and view, these ancient rock carvings are right there in front of you. You stand looking up at them and you’re left wondering what your mark will be on the world. I wanted to go back in time and learn from the...More

Thank Bronwen S
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We were on our way past, not expecting to stop.... and thought "well, we'll just quickly stop in to refresh at their Visitor Center,". We ended up re-filling our water bottles at their outside refill fountain (by the bathrooms) and also ended up buying some...More

Thank karinedch
Reviewed August 27, 2018

There are two sets of binoculars to view them up close. Would be nice if they had a drawing showing visitors exactly where they were.

Thank Terp66
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Located just off the highway down the road from the visitors centre. Parking available. The Petroglyphs are in two areas: 1. on the right of the carpark you follow a (flat) timber board walkway and the images are at the end. 2. the others are...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

An easy boarded walk just off the main road - very accessible - and amongst a very scenic area which may not feature on many people's itinerary.

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