Parowan Gap

A worthwhile side trip to view a large gallery of rock art with the bonus of nearby dinosaur tracks.

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The Parowan Gap was a popular stopping-off location for semi-nomadic ancient cultures, and sometimes they pecked their art onto the rocks. The  site is packed with petroglyphs of geometric shapes, anthromorphs and animals incised into huge boulders coated with desert varnish. Interpretive signs help you understand what you're looking at.

Close by is a small collection of dinosaur tracks at the base of a cliffs.

 

To get there from the small town of Parowan on highway 15, turn west on Gap Road, 400 North, and drive 8.5 miles to the signed Dinosaur Tracks site. Drive a further2 miles to the signed rock art site.

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