Newspaper Rock!

Newspaper Rock
What is it? Newspaper Rock is a huge wall of incredible petroglyphs!
What makes it historical? The characters etched into the face of Newspaper Rock are very mysterious! They were added gradually from ancient times to about 1300 AD, with more recent additions at the turn of the 20th century. There are lots of animals—bighorn sheep, horses, bison, and flying squirrels—and there are mysterious six-toed footprints as well! Some modern Utes believe that the first symbols on this panel weren’t made by humans at all, but by a spirit setting a place for humans to commune with the spirit world!
How can I Help the Helpers? HERE’S HOW:

  • Volunteer with the Bureau of Land Management!
  • Be a responsible visitor! Please respect the signs and pathways, and treat all structures and artifacts with respect. They’ve endured a lot to survive into the present. They’ll need our help to make it into the future!
Where is this place? On UT-211, 2.8 miles west of Harts Draw Road
Monticello, UT 84535

From Beaver: ~287mi (462km) — 4.8hrs
From Moab: ~52mi (84km) — 0.9hrs
Salt Lake City: ~285mi (459km) — 4.8hrs
From St. George: ~391mi (630km) — 6.6hrs

When should I go? Whenever the mood strikes you!

Newspaper Rock

Click here to see more neat places in Utah!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.