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Moab and Southeastern Utah Sights

Newspaper Rock Recreation Site

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Updated 11/05/2013

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On your drive into the Needles District, stop to admire one of the West's most famous rock-art sites. The Native American etchings span a period of about 2,000 years. Early explorers called the site Newspaper Rock because they believed that the rock, crowded with drawings, constituted a written language with which early people communicated. Archaeologists now agree the petroglyphs do not represent language. This is one of many "newspaper rocks" throughout the Southwest.

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Rte. 211, about 15 miles west of U.S. 191, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, 84535, United States

Updated 11/05/2013


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