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.

Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites

Highway 279, Moab, UT
+1 888-361-3731
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Steep Trail but worth the Climb

Unique art and dinosaur tracks make this trail climb interesting. Scenic view of the river below... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
backpackingfools
,
Paradise, California
Incredible works of art

I asked a ranger at Canyonlands National Park for a map of The petroglyphs in the area. These were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DroolieK
,
Petaluma, California
via mobile
Read all 294 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Highway 279, Moab, UT
CONTACT
Website
+1 888-361-3731
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
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
Reviews (294)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique art and dinosaur tracks make this trail climb interesting. Scenic view of the river below. Bring your camera!

Thank backpackingfools
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I asked a ranger at Canyonlands National Park for a map of The petroglyphs in the area. These were amazing and so cool to see up close and personal, and from the road too. These truly are a highlight of my trip today! Wow.

1  Thank DroolieK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is quite hard to see the paintings/drawings but once you do wow, amazing. It is worth the trip to see it.

Thank carolyn123634
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved seeing the petroglphs..bit difficult to see at first but some other people there pointed some out to us that we had missed!

Thank AaronFWA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was pretty fun. Did this drive when it was too hot to really be outside (thank god to air conditioned cars!) Saw petroglyph, dinosaur prints, and took up views of the canyons. would recommend for any ages because everything is accessible.

Thank monklover3
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We had heard that this was a beautiful drive down 279 out of Moab, and it did not disappoint. We drove in the late afternoon, taking our time to look at the amazing rock formations with no traffic whatsoever. There is a sign to show...More

Thank CatherineG1605
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This was a very nice ride along the water with excellent Rock Art that was clearly visable from the road.

1  Thank Vesta S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We found it so incredible that there are so many of these ancient sites with amazing petroglyphs that aren't really protected in any way. Unfortunately we did see some on our travels that had been marred by grafitti. Surely it would be possible for a...More

Thank lsarson2017
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We were on potash road when we came across the sign announcing these rock art petroglyphs. We pulled over, got out of our vehicle and followed the signs. We looked and looked but found nothing. Finally my wife looked way up on the side of...More

Thank LelandSisk
Reviewed 6 June 2017

In retrospect this little ride down #279 was a high light of my 3 days in Moab. It had all the spectacle of the rocks of Arches National Park with 1% of the people. Majestic rock cliffs along the Colorado River - towering above you...the...More

Thank sheri B
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Quesadilla Mobilla
917 reviews
7.09 km away
Desert Bistro
1,076 reviews
6.88 km away
Jeffrey's Steakhouse
1,005 reviews
7.01 km away
Arches Thai
392 reviews
6.96 km away
Nearby Attractions
Corona Arch
733 reviews
1.97 km away
Visitor Center
126 reviews
5.86 km away
Pine Tree Arch
8 reviews
6.47 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Pat G
23 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from TheTravelingCs | Reviewed this property |
That's the one - as you leave Moab heading towards Arches - 279 is on the left. It follows the Colorado River on the left (nice views) and it is a cliff on the right. You will go by cliff climbers first and then there will... More
1
Vote
KARIN D
15 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from ClevelandJP | Reviewed this property |
The ride is not that far. The Native American drawings are before you get to the parking lot where you can see the dinosaur footprint. But there are no signs marking the drawings, so you have to keep a sharp eye on the... More
1
Vote
2lovethebeach
6 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Dan H | Reviewed this property |
Great views for mobility challenged folks. I know it's far from your situation, but we took our disabled Corgi in his stroller.
1
Vote