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The snake rock art panels of Moore Cutoff Road

See multiple snake petroglyphs chipped into the desert varnish of large rocks right next to the Moore Cutoff Road

The snake panel on a large boulder
This is a great stop along the road to see multiple snake pictographs and a line of dinosaur footprints just steps from the parking area.
Getting there
  • From I-70 take Exit 116 and drive northwest on CR-803 (a.k.a. Moore Cutoff Road).
  • At around mile 13.1, as the road begins a sharp turn north, look for a small paved car park, just below a tall knoll.
  • Coming from Moore, make a right turn onto CR-803 and head east for 4 miles. After making a sharp turn to the left on this road, you’ll arrive at the parking area. 
Parking ( 38.940119, -111.110559 )
A paved parking area

The parking area off of Moore Cutoff Road

  • Rochester Rock art is nearby and can easily be combined
  • Besides the main panels described here, look around for signs of other worn paths around you, they lead to other smaller groups of lesser rock art
From the parking area walk toward the boulders to the west, in just a few feet you will see the big rock with many petroglyphs and a Kopopelli figure, just behind this boulder is another big rock with just a single large snake. On the backside of the main rock are some inscriptions.
Less than 200 feet to the east of the parking area is a large slanted boulder at ( 38.940657, -111.109828 ) with a line of dinosaur footprints or a ‘track way’ running across it diagonally. Most likely from a sauropod, who walked across a muddy area and left depressions. These depressions filled in eventually with a harder material and then the softer material around them eventually wore away, leaving what looks like raised impressions of its tracks. 

Close up of one of the snake petroglyphs


The rock art on the back side of the boulderOn the back of the rock with the main panel


Dinosaur tracks
Dinosaur tracks

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