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“Uncrowded 2000 year old Petroglyphs that are 10 minutes from freeway”

Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Thompson
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Lansing, Michigan
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466 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 781 helpful votes
“Uncrowded 2000 year old Petroglyphs that are 10 minutes from freeway”
Reviewed 30 November 2012

This is kind of a hidden gem and a place you worry about if it gets too well known. It is about an hour drive from Moab. The easietst way to get there is to take US 191 from Moab to I-70. Then, go five miles east on I-70 to the Thompson Springs exit. Get off the exit and go through the beaten down town of Thompson Springs. Once you get on the outskirts of town, you will see a BLM road leading North into the canyon. Don't worry about getting lost in Thompson Springs or finding the BLM road. Even if you get lost in Thompson Springs, you won't stay lost for long.

Once on the BLM road for a few miles, you will see a marked parking lot for the Sego Petroglyphs. The petroglyphs are very easy to see from a brief trail off to the right of the parking lot. There are three different type of petroglyphs here and they are right next to another. Besides the 150 year old Ute markings, you have 1000 year old Fremont art, and 2000 year old Archaic petrolgyphs and pictographs.

The Archaic art is the spookiest and the depictions on the rocks look like aliens. Since Sego Canyon isn't well known, you will probably be the only people there and the canyon is very still and quiet. To add to the spooky situation, less than a mile down the road is a ghost town, which is also worth seeing but the whole entire area seems a little bit haunted. I don't believe in ghosts but I wouldn't want to be sticking around there at night.

Visited November 2012
8 Thank Jason P
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“Great example of Fremont rock art!!”
Reviewed 30 October 2012

Not difficult to reach, good example of Fremont art, good place to show the kids!!! If you take your time and really get into it you will learn a lot of things about the artistic ability and heart of these ancient people.

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