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Newspaper Rock

14,5 Miles North of South Entrance (Rainbow Forest Museum), Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Lots of petroglyphs but you can't get close

Worth seeing, but you can't get very close so you will need to use the free viewing scopes at the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CleopatraBunny
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Flagstaff, Arizona
A giant "page" of petroglyphs

Newspaper Rock can be viewed from a pull-off that has a magnifying viewer. You can see the whole... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
P2005UYmaryb
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14,5 Miles North of South Entrance (Rainbow Forest Museum), Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth seeing, but you can't get very close so you will need to use the free viewing scopes at the overlook. Right off the main road with easy parking.

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 6 days ago

Newspaper Rock can be viewed from a pull-off that has a magnifying viewer. You can see the whole thing and then look closely at the individual petroglyphs.

Thank P2005UYmaryb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot to view some petroglyphs at a distance (with binoculars). Pretty amazing for being over 2,000 years old.

Thank ebenezermoon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We seen a lot of petroglyphs. Most have been scared by previous visitors. This location seems a bit more untouched. One can't as close as other petroglyphs so maybe that's why they are nice to view. A pair of binoculars helps although the rocks aren't...More

1  Thank L M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A cool stop while driving through the south sector of petrified forest national park. The petroglyphs are scattered across several rock faces below the canyon rim. Binoculars are helpful for viewing and a telephoto or zoom lens for good pictures.

Thank Smkymtntroutman
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A must stop and see these old Petroglyphs. Very nice view over desert. Worth to take some photos and spen some time here

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The petroglyphs were amazing and truly was telling a story. This is not just one rock but multiple rocks that have a variety of characters etched into the rock. Very impressive and quite old!

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 10 May 2017

While in the Petrified Forest National Park, stop at Newspaper Rock. It is worth the stop, even for a quick look. Interesting!

Thank LV_Lee
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were surprised to find many really beautiful petroglyphs in the Petrified Forest National Park. The name Newspaper Rock doesn't necessarily give you the clue that there are petroglyphs there. They are down the cliff and the area is restricted access, so you can only...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The petroglyphs are very interesting and perfectly conserved. Take a few minutes to see and understand all the figures.

Thank kartikmexico
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