Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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Located along the towering rock walls on the western side of Utah Scenic Byway 279 lies a fantastic collection of historic Native American rock art. Highway 279 is a gorgeous drive that takes visitors along a scenic stretch of the Colorado River with many campgrounds and hiking destinations along the way. The towering red rock walls here are popular with climbers and you’ll likely see many near the area where the rock art is located.

Most of the rock art found here was, according to archaeologists, created during the Archaic (6,000 - 1,000 B.C.) and Fremont (450-1300 A.D.) cultural periods. There are two different types of art seen here - pictographs (painted images) and petroglyphs (pecked, incised or chiseled images). The majority of the rock art features Anthropomorphic (human like) or Zoomorphic (animal like) images.

Please enjoy the rock art here while helping preserve it for future generations by not touching the art or contributing any of your own to the wall. In addition please be careful of oncoming traffic as the wall is very near the highway.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Pros

A fantastic collection of Native American petroglyphs and pictographs.

Cons

Located along the road.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Native artifacts
Big vistas

Location

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