Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites Tours
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In an area filled with challenging mountain passes, technical terrain and plenty of level 2, 3 and 4 hikes, the Rock Art Sites of Moab offer travelers easy access to ancient drawings scattered along paths even a novice can navigate.
Old-school petroglyphs and pictographs pay homage to the Paleo-Indians, a group of historic people thought to be the first in the area, and visitors can wander through scenic points like the Moon Flower Canyon, Birthing Scene and Jug Handle Arch to gain new perspective on the traditions of a culture that’s long gone, but still remembered. Travelers say the road that winds through the Rock Art sites is one of the area’s most scenic, making it a perfect rainy-day activity when wet weather makes scaling mountaintops or biking down rugged passes impossible.
The scenic byway offers incredible panoramic views that make for a memorable drive, but visitors should be advised that the road is only two lanes. Since there’s plenty to see on either side, this can make for slow-going conditions.
Address: Utah, USA
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites
See Moab from a new perspective thanks to this 3-hour daytime jet boat excursion on the Colorado River. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of the 2,200-foot (670-meter) canyon walls from the water, check out a fossilized sea bed, view Indian petroglyphs, and see where several films and commercials were shot, plus much more. Morning and afternoon rides are available.
Zoom along the smooth waters of the Colorado aboard a speedy jetboat during this 2.5-hour cruise experience at sunset. Enjoy the cooler temperatures on the water as you explore the river’s arches, red rock cliffs, and petroglyphs. Finish the trip back at the dock, where you’ll enjoy an included dutch oven dinner savored with a view of the sunset.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
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What's the best way to experience Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites?
The best ways to experience Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites are:
- Moab Daytime Jet Boat Tour on the Colorado River
- Sunset Jetboat Ride with Dinner on the Colorado River from Moab
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