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Sand Island Petroglyphs

Hwy 153, access sign Sand Island, Four miles southwest of Bluff, Bluff, UT
+1 435-587-1500
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Great site off the beaten trail

My wife and I were visiting sites around Bluff Utah. What a nice surprise. The Petroglyphs were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ssmookler
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Worth A Short Stop

A few miles southwest of Bluff along UT 191 is Sand Island. This is a good place to stop briefly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve C
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Annapolis, Maryland
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  • Average12%
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Hwy 153, access sign Sand Island, Four miles southwest of Bluff, Bluff, UT
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+1 435-587-1500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I were visiting sites around Bluff Utah. What a nice surprise. The Petroglyphs were fabulous and remarkable. No crowds. Free. Great. Just need an hour or so for the experience.

Thank ssmookler
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few miles southwest of Bluff along UT 191 is Sand Island. This is a good place to stop briefly for an up-close with the San Juan River. Feel free to get your feet wet and chill a bit. But the river runs muddy, so...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here unexpectedly after stopping to talk to a local about another site. It was very easy to get to without any hike required. You need to enter Sand Island campground in order to access the Petroglyph Panel. Once you turn to enter the...More

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you go south from Bluff about 4 miles on the left is a sign for Sand Island. No mention of Petroglyphs (owner of Desert Rose pointed us in the direction). Very impressive, but a shame that some idiots think its fun to try to...More

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area is labeled “campgrounds” with no signage for the petroglyphs. When you get in there are directional signs and some information. It’s a free and simple side-trip. Some of the petroglyphs are visible from the parking area where anyone can access them. Others require...More

Thank Nampa_Guy
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a quick stop off the main highway (UT191) that is signposted. The petroglyphs run along the rock wall for about 100 feet. In some areas they are very dense, in others not so, with some oldest ones already darkened by the "varnish" from...More

Thank lynnefc8
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It's easily accessible and 5 minutes from Bluff so it should not be overlooked. To see these ancient writings and imagine what they were saying is truly an experience.

Thank cherokeeridge1
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Stopped here on the way to Hovenweep. Located before reaching Bluff if coming from the west, Sand Island is part of the Bureau of Land Managment site located along the San Juan River. The petroglyphs are located on the far end of the campground site....More

Thank wewhynot
Reviewed 28 June 2017

For a little town in the middle of nowhere, Bluff has a lot to offer. The Petroglyphs were easily accessible by car and by foot. If you haven't seen petroglyphs before, this is a good a place as any. The area is now fenced off...More

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 16 June 2017

It's well worth the stop but we were somewhat disappointed when got there because of knuckleheads who decided it was a good idea to try their hand at adding a petroglyphs to the wall. I'm guessing the etched "1963" is more recent. It's a quick...More

Thank bethanynd
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