Newspaper Rock is a great, quick stop quick for families on the way into Indian Creek and the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. It is located at the more northern end of Bears Ears so it is perfect for the beginning or end of your trip to Bluff.
This rock art panel has 2000 years of history depicted in over 650 rock art designs. It features Prehistoric art from the Ancestral Puebloans and Fremont people, protohistoric Navajo art, and historic Anglo art. This petroglyph panel has been designated a State Historic Monument and is on the National Register for Historic Places.
Directions from Bluff: Take Hwy 191N for 60.6 miles. Turn left onto UT-211 W towards Canyonlands. Follow for 12.5 miles until mile marker 6.7, parking on right.
Special considerations: There is a developed parking lot and pit toilet adjacent to Newspaper Rock. Please be prepared to pack in water and pack out trash.