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Ancient petroglyphs

It's kind of mind-blowing that this panel of Anasazi petroglyphs, (some of them estimated to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol A
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Woodstock, Illinois
Hike following a morning of Hot AIr Ballooning

Relaxing hike following a beautiful morning of hot air ballooning. The Sand Island Petroglyphs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Victor L
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Montrose, Colorado
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Hwy 153, access sign Sand Island, Four miles southwest of Bluff, Bluff, UT
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Exit the highway at Sand Island boat launch. Make the first right and park by the cyclone fence on the hill. This is not marked on the highway, but once you turn in there is a sign. There is a wall of petroglyphs about 70...More

5  Thank Pat K
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

It is a shame that these have been damage so much. I hate to tell people about discoveries because of the graffiti and damage by tourist,

1  Thank utah2002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The petroglyphs are incredible in and of themselves. Amazing how far up the artists climbed to carve the stone wall. What's a real shame is that in spite of fences and marked trails, some careless tourist added their own graffiti to the stone wall, defacing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's kind of mind-blowing that this panel of Anasazi petroglyphs, (some of them estimated to be thousands of years old) is so accessible and close to town. Of course, that is why, before it was protected, the panel was unfortunately subjected to vandals scrawling their...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxing hike following a beautiful morning of hot air ballooning. The Sand Island Petroglyphs were amazing to see. So much history to view and learn about. Sobering to think that in this day and age of technology, people were living and surviving and recording their...More

Thank Victor L
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to see Native American rock art...very accessible and interesting!! Every time I come back I see more!

Thank MargoF66
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting panel of petroglyphs on a bluff next to the San Juan River near Bluff, Utah. Free. Newspaper Rock near Canyonlands is better but it was worth stopping for.

Thank KarenH3296
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I read about the Sand Island petroglyphs in the hotel magazine and since it was just a few minutes away knew we needed to stop. Glad we did because they are right there next to the road, no one else was around, and while fencing...More

Thank CMCPhiladelphia_PA
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Easily accessible petroglyphs just Rte 160(?) About 2 miles west of Bluff take turnoff to Sand Island Campground where there are picnic tables, restrooms and San Juan River access. Then turn right and you'll see t he glyphs on the right protected by a chain...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

The best Kokopelli I have ever seen! The Butler Panel a few miles downstream is nearly as good but difficult to access except by boat. If you're anywhere near Four Corners, visit this panel.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

A quick turn off the main road near Bluff, UT. A long wall of Petroglyphs for up close viewing. Worth the quick stop.

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 28 August 2018

These petroglyphs make one stop and think about who was here and what they did. How different was the land all those years ago? Well worth seeing. Easy to access.

Thank Susan B
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