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Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites

Highway 279, Moab, UT
+1 888-361-3731
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A hidden Gem

Potash Road Highway 279 does not sound very inspiring, but please take it. Entrance is just outside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paul6111
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Super cool

Loved this place!! We drove the scenic byway so that we could find the rock art and it did not... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Lah722
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Grand Forks
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  • Excellent69%
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  • Average5%
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Highway 279, Moab, UT
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"dinosaur tracks"
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"the river"
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"ancient indian"
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"worth the short drive"
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"native americans"
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"beautiful drive"
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"potash road"
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"corona arch"
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"both sides"
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"poison spider"
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"worth a stop"
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"graffiti"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Potash Road Highway 279 does not sound very inspiring, but please take it. Entrance is just outside Moab on way to Arches / Canyonlands Islands in the Sky. 279 follows the sleepy Colorado river. You come to a sign saying Indian Writing and there plain...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Loved this place!! We drove the scenic byway so that we could find the rock art and it did not disappoint.. Very cool to see picture evidence of the history of the first people of this land. It's right on the road so there is...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

incredible work of art! its really amazing! no hiking needed! my kids love and admire the ancient art .

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

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.

2  Thank Cpyrrha
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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

2  Thank Suzanne P
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

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.

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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!

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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

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Reviewed 4 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
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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

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JBH7212014
24 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
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Pat G
23 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
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KARIN D
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
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