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The Petroglyphs along Highway 162, Bluff Utah

A horse petroglyph right next to the road along highway 162
Some of the easiest petroglyphs to see near Bluff Utah are right next to the road that leads east out of town, but hardly anybody even knows they are there.
On Highway 162, stretching for 3 miles heading east from Bluff on the north side of the road are multiple rock art sites you can check out. There are pull-offs or pull-outs you can use to park and get closer looks at the petroglyphs.
This is the rock art I found, I’m sure there is even more if you want to take the time to look.

Getting there

  • From Bluff turn on highway 162 heading east from highway 191.
  • All rock art is on the north side of the highway.


Reset your trip odometer to 0 at the intersection of Highway 191 and Highway 162

Horse Rock – 0.1 mile ( 37.285717, -109.542329 )

1/10th of a mile right after the dirt road behind the corral. Multiple images of horses.

Petroglyphs of horses next to the coral

Look for this boulder to see the rock art


Single Horse and multiple horse panels – 0.3 miles ( 37.284532, -109.540295 )

Single horse image on a rock facing to the west and then if you pull off just a little farther up the road in front of the utility building with the chain link fence with barbed wire around it is a panel to the left of that up higher with a lot of images on it

Petroglyph of horse along highway 162

Lots of horse themed rock art



Atlatls Panel – 0.75 miles ( 37.284549, -109.531915 )

The main panel has two figures with atlatls among other figures and a dog, on another panel is a portrait. Look for the big boulder at the top of the rubble area at the bottom of the shear cliff face.

Atlatls Panel

Rock art with bullet holes


Ghost or Grafitti Panel- 2.3 miles ( 37.282598, -109.505214 )

Look for the cattle crossing, enter and where the Y is veer to the right and drive to the cliff face to a little loop parking area. In the loop standing in front of the rock face head over to the left and start finding the rock art. Are these carved images real or modern graffiti? There’s quite a bit of modern graffiti spread around and the place looks like where kids would hang out. What do you think?


real or fake

Modern graffiti or ancient rock art?

Petroglyphs along highway 162


Cave Ruin – 3 miles ( 37.284077, -109.496102 )

A dirt road on the north side of the highway with a gate open and close the gate drive to the ruins around the cave with a partial wall in it.

The entrance to the cave ruin

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