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Address: Sego Canyon Road, Thompson, UT
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Best Petroglyphs in Moab

I am so glad we went here! It was one of the highlights of our trip. Just 10 minutes off of the interstate. 3 panels of petroglyphs. The parking area is on the left hand side of... read more

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am so glad we went here! It was one of the highlights of our trip. Just 10 minutes off of the interstate. 3 panels of petroglyphs. The parking area is on the left hand side of the road. If you get to the no trespassing sign you went too far. These petroglyphs are not well marked but they are... More 

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Paris - France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's in the middle of nowhere, but the petroglyphs are a must see if you are in the area. You wonder what the artists wanted to represent, some characters really look like some aliens. It was like in that Prometheus movie... So here are real pieces of art and history at the same time

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The petroglyphs are about 4 miles from the freeway so they are easy to get to. I would not make this a destination by itself but if you are remotely close it is worth the visit. The one panel with the amorphic figures is excellent. There is another panel of these figures on the other side of the canyon but... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This really is a hidden gem - you really would have no idea that these petroglyphs are here. Without much of a walk, you can see petroglyphs of at least 3 different historic eras: Ute, Fremont and Barrier. And there are informational signs to help you appreciate what you are seeing. The large red Barrier era petroglyphs are easily visible... More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Driving up the canyon you will see Indian artwork high up on the side of the wall, ........very high up the wall

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Have driven past this exit many times on I-70 between Grand Junction, CO and Green River, Utah without realizing how accessible these wonderful petroglyphs are. Unlike ones I've seen in New Mexico, these resemble space men - very otherworldly and the colors are very much intact. Highly recommend. Just up the road past the petroglyphs, continue up the dirt road... More 

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Delta, Canada
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Once you leave the highway, there is a one lane road which has not been maintained. The petroglyphs are not well marked and hardly worth the trip. The road to the old ghost town is not marked and never did find it.

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

A short distance from Thompson UT. Easy to find a a photo op for sure. Continue up the road to more art and a cemetery and an old grave yard.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

My daughter wanted to check this place out. after leaving Moab, It is one exit EAST on I-70, then just 4-5 miles north of the town of Thompson. It is remote but very very cool. We thought we would be the only ones there, but we actually ran into some other folks too. Check out the Indian drawings and then... More 

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Clearfield, Utah
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Drive to Thompson UT and stop in the center of town. There is a map. Thompson Canyon is posted No Trespassing a ways up but Sego Canyon has the remains of a ghost town, a little cemetery and pictographs on the east side of the road. The road will lead you up to the top of the Bookcliffs and the... More 

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