The Grand Circle, Capitol Reef

Petroglyphs Panels

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The Petroglyph Panels in Capitol Reef National Park are a fascinating attraction if you are interested in history and ancient rock art. The panels consist of hundreds of petroglyphs, or rock carvings, created by the Fremont people over a thousand years ago. The petroglyphs depict a variety of figures and symbols, including animals, people, and abstract designs. Many of the figures are believed to have been created for religious or ceremonial purposes, and the panels are considered sacred by some Native American tribes. You can see the petroglyphs up close by taking a short hike to the panel site or viewing them from a distance using binoculars.

The petroglyphs are located in a beautiful and rugged desert landscape, adding to the allure of this unique attraction. You can also learn more about the history and culture of the Fremont people at the nearby Capitol Reef Visitor Center, which features exhibits and displays on the park's rich human history.

The Petroglyph Panels offer a fascinating glimpse into the past and are a great stop for visitors to Capitol Reef National Park.