Monticello, Utah: Newspaper Rock

A cliff face covered with Indian scribblings. There are others, but Newspaper Rock is right on a highway with its own parking lot.
Address:
Hwy 211, Monticello, UT
Directions:
Take US 191 either 17 miles south of the junction of Hwy 46, or 14 miles north of the junction of US 491 in Monticello. Turn west off of US 191 onto Hwy 211 at the sign for the South Entrance to Canyonlands National Park. The Rock is conveniently right on Hwy 211, about 12.5 miles west of US 191. Look for the parking area.
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Newspaper rock.

Newspaper Rock

What a treat! 12.5 miles on highway 211 and you're there! 2,000 years worth of petroglyphs (sometime B.C to 1,300 A.D.) all in one place. No hiking required. Take a potty break, then see the petroglyphs!

[Katie Legbandt, 07/12/2015]

Newspaper Rock.

Newspaper Rock

Very surprising. Writings are numerous. This was the most interesting stop going to Canyonlands National Park.

[Britt Marley, 06/17/2013]

Newspaper Rock.

Newspaper Rock

Interesting to see and easy to get to. It is just outside Canyon Lands National Park.

[Angelique Kube, 06/25/2012]

Newspaper Rock.

Newspaper Rock

The monument features a flat rock with a large known collection of petroglyphs. Unclear the reason for the large concentration of the petroglyphs. They were carved by Native Americans during both the prehistoric and historic periods. Some glyphs show riders on horses and a wheel. While precise dating of the rock carvings is difficult, repatination of surface minerals reveals their relative ages -- Approx 2,000 years.

[Mike Stroud, 02/26/2007]

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