We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sand Island Petroglyphs

Hwy 153, access sign Sand Island, Four miles southwest of Bluff, Bluff, UT
+1 435-587-1500
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Wow! stroll and gawking

A sign points to the right towards petroglyphs at bottom of entrance road with a little up-and-down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emilyandamigo
,
Boston, USA
via mobile
Minimal petroglyphs

If you haven’t seen many petroglyphs or love to see every one available this is for you. Otherwise... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
t1andjoyce
,
Peoria Il
via mobile
Read all 114 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rock art” (14 reviews)
“boat launch” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Hwy 153, access sign Sand Island, Four miles southwest of Bluff, Bluff, UT
CONTACT
Website
+1 435-587-1500
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (114)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A sign points to the right towards petroglyphs at bottom of entrance road with a little up-and-down hike where some were visible. Then as suggested to us, there’s another section of walls beyond the campsites as you come down the hill at entrance turn left...More

Thank emilyandamigo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven’t seen many petroglyphs or love to see every one available this is for you. Otherwise feel free to skip this stop. It’s a right turn once you’ve entered the turn off

Thank t1andjoyce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great petroglyphs, but I need background info. Will do do some reading. The graffiti Is so wrong. I am glad we took the time to see this.

Thank bethbroxton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting petroglyph panel with many types of figures. You can access it via a very short walk from the parking area.

Thank SuitcaseSally
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting sites around Bluff Utah. What a nice surprise. The Petroglyphs were fabulous and remarkable. No crowds. Free. Great. Just need an hour or so for the experience.

Thank ssmookler
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A few miles southwest of Bluff along UT 191 is Sand Island. This is a good place to stop briefly for an up-close with the San Juan River. Feel free to get your feet wet and chill a bit. But the river runs muddy, so...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We stopped here unexpectedly after stopping to talk to a local about another site. It was very easy to get to without any hike required. You need to enter Sand Island campground in order to access the Petroglyph Panel. Once you turn to enter the...More

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

As you go south from Bluff about 4 miles on the left is a sign for Sand Island. No mention of Petroglyphs (owner of Desert Rose pointed us in the direction). Very impressive, but a shame that some idiots think its fun to try to...More

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The area is labeled “campgrounds” with no signage for the petroglyphs. When you get in there are directional signs and some information. It’s a free and simple side-trip. Some of the petroglyphs are visible from the parking area where anyone can access them. Others require...More

Thank Nampa_Guy
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a quick stop off the main highway (UT191) that is signposted. The petroglyphs run along the rock wall for about 100 feet. In some areas they are very dense, in others not so, with some oldest ones already darkened by the "varnish" from...More

Thank lynnefc8
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Comb Ridge Eat and Drink
548 reviews
4.20 km away
Cottonwood Steakhouse
640 reviews
4.49 km away
Twin Rocks Cafe and Gift Shop
859 reviews
6.33 km away
Duke's
206 reviews
4.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bluff Fort Historic Site
463 reviews
5.74 km away
Wild Rivers Expeditions
100 reviews
3.36 km away
Comb Ridge
48 reviews
6.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sand Island Petroglyphs staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Bluff