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Sand Island Petroglyphs

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Address: Hwy 153, access sign Sand Island, Four miles southwest of Bluff, Bluff, UT
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Amazing rock art

The panels are very good and easy to see. There has been some damage, hence the fence in front. The panels are easily accessible from the campground with a road in front of them.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Moab, Ut
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Moab, Ut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The panels are very good and easy to see. There has been some damage, hence the fence in front. The panels are easily accessible from the campground with a road in front of them.

Thank Pelefire
Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are petroglyph sites, easily accessible at either side of the campground. There is a dirt trail that winds around the bluffs. Petroglyphs can viewed more easily if one brings binoculars. This is also a good place to bird watch. Be sure to read the sign at the entrance, as it will explain what you are seeing and the significance... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The carvings are a short, convenient drive from Bluff, Utah. They are protected by a chainlink fence. There are not a ton of them, but the ones that are there are interesting. Since it is such a short jaunt off the highway, there's not reason NOT to stop, but don't expect it to be picturesque like Capitol Reef National Park... More 

Thank MrPish
Eckerman, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were lucky to find this campground after a long day on the road. Other campers were really friendly. Scenic that's for sure.

Thank mculp60
Raleigh, North Carolina
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204 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Thanks to the TripAdvisor community for identifying this stop. It was quick, free and very interesting. Followed directions from others and there are some signs once in the park area.

Thank Lola2104
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78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

These Petroglyphs are fairly accessible -they're in a state park, and are partially visible from your car, though a 100' walk over uneven terrain is required if you want to see them up close. The petroglyphs are in good condition, with little defacing, possibly because of hillside erosion that has occurred since they were carved, which has placed many of... More 

Thank AstroDiver
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104 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is an interesting quick stop just outside of Bluff. Take the time to really look over the images and try to decipher what your looking at. Wont take long to see this and it is worth a look.

Thank travler1976
Marion, Iowa
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57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This wall is at least 100 feet long. The density of the petroglyphs varies as you go down the wall. Easy drive in and minimal walking. It is a short dirt road but there is a turn around circle at the end. Never crowded so you can take your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A definite place to stop and look. Some amazing images, but perhaps because they are so accessible, some of the panel has been damaged. With a little bit of research and some hiking, you can also see the Wolfman panel, the Procession panel, the Giant Crane, and other sites up the nearby Butler Wash.

Thank Erickson18
Cortez, Colorado
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70 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

It doesn't get any easier to see petroglphs than this....just off the main hwy. Lots of different subjects and styles covering thousands of yrs. Like many in the west there is vandalism but worth seeing nonetheless

Thank tornillo2015

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