Newspaper Rock

From Monticello, Utah: Travel north on Highway 191 for 15 miles to the junction of Highway 191 and Highway 211. The junction is signed Canyonlands. Travel approx. 12 miles to the Newspaper Rock sign and parking area. Pit toilets are available. Newspaper Rock Petroglyph Panel contains an amazing selection of easy to access petroglyphs. Formerly a state park, Newspaper Rock is now designated a State Historical Monument, and is situated along the relatively well-traveled access road into the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park. It is known for it's numerous petroglyphs made by Native Americans for more than 2000 years. The Navajo call the rock Tse' Hane translates as "rock that tells a story". This rock is about 200 square feet and sits along the cliffs of Indian Creek. It's covered with petroglyphs. Many of the petroglyphs are recognizable, some may be just patterns or mythological. Indian Creek is also known for some amazing rock climbing. If you're making this trip you may just want to continue into the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. They have multiple hikes and a couple of overlooks that are definitely worth checking out. Another option is to check out Bears Ears National Monument while you're in the area.