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Potash Road Petroglyphs

A petroglyph of an indian with a headdress.

There are several petroglyph panels located along Highway 279 (Potash Road). They are likely from the Formative Period (1000 BC to 500 AD) or the Fremont (600 AD to 1300 AD)

Trip Report: April 13, 2012

Along Potash Road to the west of Moab, UT are several rock art sites.

Some of the sites have signs pointing them out. The first site is located at 38?33'9.06"N, 109?35'41.99"W.

Potash Road Petroglyphs

The petroglyphs are located on the cliffs to the north of the road. The lighter rock at the bottom used to be underground before the road was constructed.

Potash Road Petroglyphs

The petroglyph panels include several anthropomorphs with triangular bodies.

Potash Road Petroglyphs

There are also round-bodied anthropomorphs, perhaps representing shields.

Potash Road Petroglyphs

Geometric patterns.

Potash Road Petroglyphs

Millipedes???

Potash Road Petroglyphs

This little guy has a very prominent headdress.

Potash Road Petroglyphs
Potash Road Petroglyphs
Potash Road Petroglyphs

Bighorn sheep.

Potash Road Petroglyphs

Pecked anthropomorphs, probably older than the rest.

Potash Road Petroglyphs
Potash Road Petroglyphs
Potash Road Petroglyphs
Potash Road Petroglyphs

A long chain of people holding hands.

Potash Road Petroglyphs

The second panel is located at 38?32'39.93"N, 109?36'1.23"W.

Potash Road Petroglyphs
Potash Road Petroglyphs

This petroglyph panel features a large animal that looks like a bear and several smaller bighorn sheep and other animals.

Potash Road Petroglyphs

And lots of gringoglyphs.

Potash Road Petroglyphs
Potash Road Petroglyphs
Potash Road Petroglyphs
Potash Road Petroglyphs

The only part of this wall that appears to be older than a hundred years is this sheep.

Potash Road Petroglyphs

Tony and Brooklyn: you're jerks.

Potash Road Petroglyphs