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They provide binoculars, but bring your own if you can. Allows you more mobility. Accessible to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
CavemanHHH
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Placitas, New Mexico
a bit difficult to see.

Not as good as Petroglyphs in Alburquerque, but we had not yet seen those when we were here. it... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Westea
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Louisiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If there are a lot of visitors at the overlook it would be best to bring your own binoculars as I could see where it would be difficult to take in all of the petroglyphs with a bunch of people trying to do the same....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Petroglyph National Monument and viewed the other petroglyphs in the Painted Desert, however Newspaper Rock is the most interesting. There are binoculars to see the detail. My camera has a 30X zoom which helps also for pictures.

Thank LUCKYME72
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They provide binoculars, but bring your own if you can. Allows you more mobility. Accessible to handicap & all ages. RVs can turn around if parking lot is fairly empty, so go early

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The images are quite a way below the viewing spot bit there are three free binoculars that will assist your view

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Seeing these old petroglyphs made my day. There are telescopes that are free to use to see up close. I even took photos through the telescope on my phone :)

Thank ukmattyc
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We enjoyed our stop here. There are binoculars available for your use. Amazing to see the petroglyphs.

Thank krg999
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Not as good as Petroglyphs in Alburquerque, but we had not yet seen those when we were here. it was hard to discern the writing since the rocks were so far below the overlook.

Thank Westea
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This was a quick stop. There was not much here other than some petroglyphs. There were better places in the park to see this along with other great views

Thank Mnako
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

The viewing binoculars are at different heights, which is great if you have small kids. My son (7) still needed a boost though, but seeing all the petroglyphs is definitely worth the stop.

Thank Cynthia J
Reviewed May 5, 2018

All of Moab is fabulous and Canyonlands is a great place to see beautiful rock formations and experience and appreciate the beauty of nature.

Thank MaliaD56
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