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Potash Road Rock Art

Potash Road Rock Art (Utah Scenic Byway 279)

Potash Road Rock Art

What To See And Do: There is no hiking necessary, as the major rock art panels cans be viewed from your car. Caution: Watch for highway traffic. Looking 25 to 30 feet up the rock wall on the cliff side of the road you will see petroglyphs from the Formative Period. Look for the line of "paper doll cutouts" and homed anthropomorphs holding shields and abstract images, as well as a wide variety of other animal and abstract images. The panel extends along the road 125 feet.

Continue south 200 yards. You will find the large bear with a hunter at the bear's nose and another over its back. At an interpretive pullout approximately .75 miles further along the Utah Scenic Byway 279, you can see Native American rock art and dinosaur tracks. On the north side of the road, two spotting tubes indicate the location of three-toed allosaurus tracks in the Navajo/Kayenta sandstone interface. Binoculars are needed to view the petroglyphs located to the left of the tracks at the base of the cliff.

How To Get There: From Highway 191 take Utah Scenic Byway 279 south for 5 miles where you will find an interpretive road sign and pull-out adjacent to the river. Approximately 7.5 miles farther along Highway 279 is Jug Handle Arch (near the mouth of Long Canyon). Proceed to Jug Handle parking area via a dirt road that travels each from the highway. The rock art is located above the parking area to the north.

Contact Information: For maps, brochures, and other information, please contact the BLM Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532. Telephone: (435) 259-2100