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Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites

Highway 279, Moab, UT
+1 888-361-3731
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The sign says "Indian Writing -->"

If it weren't for that unfortunately worded sign, you might miss it. These are petroglyphs that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Well-signed, free, close to Moab

Of the several local rock art sites, this is one that is the biggest, best condition (not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzanne P
Seattle, Washington
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Highway 279, Moab, UT
+1 888-361-3731
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If it weren't for that unfortunately worded sign, you might miss it. These are petroglyphs that can be seen from the road and they are amazing.

Thank Cpyrrha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of the several local rock art sites, this is one that is the biggest, best condition (not vandalized) AND easiest to access - 10 minute drive from Moab, right off the highway. Interpretive sign at the marked pullout will help you spot the petroglyphs (hint:...More

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And this was a great group of Rock Art for me to visit. I'm totally in love with this art and the ancients that produced it.

Thank LGlass12189
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Really amazing rock art. Some are hard to find, but try to get a local brochure with a map. It is worth the time!

Thank Hondasaki_cat_girl
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were driving around the Moab region and wen t down this road 279, then we found a road sign that indicated writings on the walls of the canyon. We stopped and looks at the writings, there was also rock wall climbers to watch. The...More

Thank qxjim
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Quite amazing! Well worth the trip to view the art. Just how did the artists put the art at such a height?

Thank 639marie
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This is the road from Arches NP and Corona Arch. About halfway to Corona you will see a bunch of rock climbers and a slower speed limit and a sign that says Indian Writing or something like that. Pull over and get out and let...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This petroglyph is just a few steps away from the parking lot. Because of the dark wash on the rock face, the petroglyphs are easy to find.

Thank SusanBG_10
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a wonderful area to take your family to as you view rock art from the past. The area is on your way to the Needles District of Canyonland. There is parking off the road and facilities in the area. You walk up to...More

Thank Jeepingal
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Splendid place to visit, wonder at nature, hike, be at peace. Lively sites, marvelous natural formations that leave you breathless. Great place for family, children to explore, learn and take in beauty.

Thank Diana B
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23 August 2017|
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Response from polarqueen31 | Reviewed this property |
The first stop was easy with a larger side median, we found it easily with there being a tone of rock climbers not far up the road.You do have to pay attention to the brown road sings. The first stop was actually the best... More
Pat G
22 April 2017|
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Response from TheTravelingCs | Reviewed this property |
That's the one - as you leave Moab heading towards Arches - 279 is on the left. It follows the Colorado River on the left (nice views) and it is a cliff on the right. You will go by cliff climbers first and then there will... More
15 April 2017|
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Response from ClevelandJP | Reviewed this property |
The ride is not that far. The Native American drawings are before you get to the parking lot where you can see the dinosaur footprint. But there are no signs marking the drawings, so you have to keep a sharp eye on the... More