Newspaper Rock

Highway 211
Moab, UT 84532

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          Newspaper Rock Petroglyph Panel contains an amazing selection of easy to access petroglyphs. Formerly a state park, Newspaper Rock is now designated a State Historical Monument, and is situated along the relatively well-traveled access road into the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park.

          A visit to Newspaper Rock can be accomplished in just a couple of minutes, or you might want to admire the rock for a time as you attempt to interpret the meaning of the symbols. The rock art is accessible year round in all weather conditions.

          A GPS is extreme overkill for this adventure, but I have provided the GPS waypoints for those that like playing with their toys. All waypoints and maps use the WGS84 datum. The USGS 7.5' Map titled "Shay Mountain" shows the area described. Navigation for this route is extremely easy. Newspaper Rock is rated 1A I using the Canyon Rating System.

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