Interesting huge boulder with rock art on all four sides. The most famous art being what appears to be a birthing scene.
Not really a hike, this is more of a "park your car, take a very short walk down a hillside, read the sign about what you're about to see, and marvel at the rock writing on all four sides of a massive boulder".
A part of the "Moab Rock Art Motor Tour", the Birthing Rock has an image that depicts a woman giving birth. Notice that her baby is being delivered feet first. Strewn across the the faces of the rock are more petroglyphs made by ancestral Puebloans, Fremont peoples, and the Utes. There are bear paws, snakes, a centipede, sandals, human figures, a kokopelli, a hunter with a bow, and turkey tracks.
As famous and as easy to access the as the boulder is, you'd think it would be vandalized and desecrated with modern graffiti. Wrong! It's in great condition and an excellent place to see a variety of rock writing.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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