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Address: Sego Canyon Road, Thompson, UT
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Sego canyon

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Honestly, Thompson, Utah looks like the sort of place they'd find a body on an episode of the show True Detective. But if you keep going on into Sego Canyon you'll find some of the coolest petroglyphs and pictographs you'll ever see. I highly recommend going! Fun for any and everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Well worth the stop if you are a petroglyph or rock art fan. The general Thompson town "ghost town" area is also worth the stop for a peek at Americana before the interstate. The old Cafe is fascinating with everything left on the counter like they are going to open for business tomorrow!

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