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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Story Rock- Hawaiian Petroglyphs in the Utah Desert

The real reason we came out to Iosepa was to track down Story Rock.  This rock is pretty unique- it's covered in Hawaiian petroglyphs. 

Story Rock
We had about a 2 mile (roundtrip) hike to see the rock.  I'm debating about how much info to put here, so let me know if I should add more or less.  The rock is located on one of the Bonneville Shoreline benches east of Iosepa.  
Sea Turtle Petrolyph and Whale Petroglyph

Sea Turtle Petroglyph

Whale Petrolyph

Man in a Boat Petroglyph

Shark Petroglyph

Island Petroglyph and Holding Hands in a Circle Petroglyph

Up Close

Island with Palm Trees Petroglyph
I couldn't figure out what this last one was.  After looking at it for a while I thought it was a petroglyph of a crab.  Studing it some more, I am now pretty sure it is one of a rabbit.  Blogger turned it sideways- sorry!

Rabbit Petroglyph
 Nearest City: Iosepa, UT
Location: N° W°
Time Needed: 2 hours
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Kid Friendly: Maybe?
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  1. Very interesting! I didnt know this was out there, thanks for sharing.

  2. I was there 2 days ago but not sign of where the rock art is i really want to go back and find them, which direccion i need to go? and how far i need to hike???

    1. It's up the hill (east) from Iosepa. It's been a number of years since I was there. I think it's about a mile or so.