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INDIAN CREEK
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A CLIMBER TO APPRECIATE THE SOLITUDE & STUNNING HIGH DESERT BACKDROPS

NEWSPAPER ROCK:
Is a panel with 650+ petroglyphs carved into its surface by cultures dating back 1500 years. The older art is attributed to the ancient Puebloan people who inhabited this region from 100 B.C. to 1540 A.D.. The more recent art is attributed to the Ute people who still live in the Four Corners area. Site has toilet facilities, paved parking, and pull-through sites for RVs and other large vehicles.

SIX SHOOTER PEAKS:

As you follow Highway 211 through the northern end of the Indian Creek Unit, the scenery opens up and massive walls and Bridger Jack Mesa looms to the west. The impressive North and South Six Shooter Peaks point skyward in the near distance. 

INDIAN CREEK FEES:

There are no fees or permits required to visit Newspaper Rock or to drive the Indian Creek Corridor Scenic Byway through Indian Creek National Monument, national park fees are required to enter Canyonlands National Park.

The area is open year-round, and the best times to visit are March through late-May and September through October. Feel free to bring your dog, but most places require furry friends to remain on-leash

There are BLM campsites on Indian Creek National Monument, these campsites are primitive and amenities are few or very basic. Be sure to prepare beforehand.
 

GETTING THERE:

If you are coming from the I-70, you will take Exit 182 and head south on US 191 for 68 miles towards Blanding. Look for Highway 211 and turn right (west).
 

If you are headed north from Blanding, you will drive 33 miles north on US191 and turn left (west) onto Highway 211.
 

Highway 211 will also lead you to the Needles Visitors Center and Canyonlands. After turning, you’ll drive 12 miles and Newspaper Rock is on your right. This is the start of the Indian Creek Section of Bears Ears National Monument.

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