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Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

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Address: Parowan Gap Road, Off of I-15, Parowan, UT
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Quick scenic stop

We visited the Parowan Gap as a quick scenic stop on our way to Cedar City. A short 15 min drive from the I-15 freeway at Parowan and you are there. There is plenty of parking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Parowan Gap as a quick scenic stop on our way to Cedar City. A short 15 min drive from the I-15 freeway at Parowan and you are there. There is plenty of parking right off the road and the petroglyphs are located adjacent to the road and parking lot. You can pick up an informational brochure once... More 

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Thank Bigredmachine
Parowan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This place is truly amazing. These petroglyphs are a must see for anyone, whether interested in this type of thing or not. The kids love playing on the rocks and running around. Try to catch it during sunset for a spectacular view of the red rocks.

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Thank Jessica H
Bushnell, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great informational plaques explained the probable meaning behind many of the petroglyphs. Small parking area does have a picnic table, a shade structure, and a bathroom. Be careful walking to see the petroglyphs, especially if you have little ones, as the path runs right along an east-west road and drivers could be dealing with sun glare.

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Thank VespagirL55
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Well worth the detour to see these petroglyphs. There are story boards to explain the petroglyphs along the walk. It is an easy, level walk on sidewalks and is accessible. There are pit toilets on site. There is a picnic area available under cover.

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Thank Dawn E
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This site is maintained very well and has intriguing petroglyphs on many rocks, all viewable easily from a smooth walkway. Suitable for handicapped visitors as well.

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Thank Sally C
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

While planning our recent Utah (Zion and Bryce National Parks) trip, I saw something small about the petroglyphs, read a bit about it, questioned our girls..."Ever seen a petroglyph?" Neither had my husband or I. Getting there from Cedar City was easy, once you realize it is a bit off the beaten path and you do think you're going 'nowhere.'... More 

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Thank ann h
Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We took a few wrong turns courtesy of our GPS that directed us into someones corn field while they were irrigating. Thank goodness for for wheel drive. Once we went into town we found the road to the site was well marked. The signs by the petroglyphs had some interesting interpretations of the writing. Who knows if they are accurate.

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Thank Zeke Ute
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were going from Zion to Bryce, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to see these after finding out more about them, including the reviews here. We've seen quite a few petroglyphs and there are some really amazing ones here. It adds a little more than an hour than the more direct route between Zion and Bryce, but gives... More 

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Thank biondabear
Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The petroglyphs are very easy to see as they are right off of the road. All are an easy walk. Be sure to take pictures. The Gap itself is very interesting.

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Green Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Driving to Parowan we ended up on a country road and came across these Petroglyphs which gave a great history of the valley,

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