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Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument

Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument
Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument
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Lat: 37.98841
Lon: -109.51818
Ele: 6,145 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Utah Utah
Lat: 37.98841   |    Lon: -109.51818   |    Ele: 6,145 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Utah Utah

One of the best preserved, easiest access Native American petroglyph panels in the United States.

Aptly named, Newspaper Rock is covered with hundreds of petroglyphs of humans, animals, and other abstract images dating as far as 2,000 years back. It is one of the largest known collections of petroglyphs. There is a mixture of Anasazi, Navajo, Pueblo, Fremont and Anglo cultures represented on the 200 square foot vertical sandstone cliff. The Navajo name for the rock is Tse’ Hone, which translates to rock that tells a story. What a story it would tell if stone could talk!

Newspaper Rock was designated a State Historical Monument in 1961.  It is located in San Juan County, Utah, along Utah State Route 211, 28 miles northwest of Monticello and 53 miles south of Moab. It is along the relatively well-traveled access road into the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, 12 miles from US 191 and 30 miles from the Canyonlands park boundary.

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