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Newspaper Rock

14,5 Miles North of South Entrance, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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I wonder why here?

We only stopped briefly here, but it was fascinating. In this small area there are over 650... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve F
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Guelph, Canada
Interesting Petroglyphs

This is another nice stop when driving through the Petrified Forest National Park. It offers great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick C
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Phoenix, Arizona
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14,5 Miles North of South Entrance, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stopped briefly here, but it was fascinating. In this small area there are over 650 different petroglyphs depicting clans, spiritual meanings, calendar events hunting information and more. Concentrations of petroglyphs like this, would, I think, mark a place as hugely significant. The petroglyphs...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another nice stop when driving through the Petrified Forest National Park. It offers great vistas of the park and here you can see petroglyphs that were carved over 2,000 years ago. The signage provides very good information and although the park provides binoculars...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We liked the views from Newspaper Work area of Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. There are also petroglyphs. We were also amazed by the size of the birds in the park.

Thank mini
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The petroglyphs are amazing and still really clear and easy to see, with some help. You'll want binoculars or a telephoto lens. They have a sign up on top pointing out exactly where to look to see the petroglyphs. You view it from up above...More

Thank DrivingMissCrazy
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The path to the petroglyph overlook is only a short walk on a wheelchair accessible surface. There are 4 sets of stationary binoculars at the overlook for a better view. Photos are possible, but much better with a zoom lens. You cannot walk down to...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Similar to many petroglyphs that one can find throughout the southwestern United States, these are located in the park. You will have to drive a very short distance to a parking era where you can see the glyphs. Although you can see them with the...More

Thank wewhynot
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Merely a dozen yards from the parking area, you will reach a viewpoint to look down upon these ancient carvings (petroglyphs). Plus, the view on the valley was amazing too!

Thank William R
Reviewed 8 September 2017

With just a short walk down to the viewing area you can see the writings on the rocks. The park offers free binoculars so you can see them up close. If you have a good camera you can take nice photos of them as well....More

Thank luv2wk2
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We used the binoculars to get a good view of the pictures and it was awesome! Kids loved it and they even have smaller binoculars for the kids to be able to see. Wish there was a way to be able to see closer up!

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Wow! As you walk down to the viewing area your best view will be using the telescopes provided to see Newspaper Rock which is below you and naturally protected from folks being able to climb and deface it. Fascinating to look at. Maybe you can...More

Thank chventures
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