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Birthing Rock, UT

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.15 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,198 feet
Elevation Gain 30 feet
Avg Time One Way 30 min
Kokopelli Seeds 0.25
Interest Ruins
Backpack No
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15  2018-12-21 Steph_and_Blake
12  2018-10-07 AZLOT69
Author Steph_and_Blake
author avatar Guides 100
Routes 61
Photos 2,522
Trips 176 map ( 751 miles )
Age 72 Male Gender
Location Grand Junction, CO
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feet first
by Steph_and_Blake

Interesting huge boulder with rock art on all four sides. The most famous art being what appears to be a birthing scene.

The Hike
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.

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2018-12-25 Steph_and_Blake

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    From downtown Moab Highway 191 locate the McDonald's restaurant and turn west on Kane Creek Blvd. Proceed six miles west to a small pullout on the right. The boulder in question is about 100 feet down and off to your right. There are several foot paths down.
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