The Birthing Scene is a large rock covered on four sides with native American rock art. Figures and designs cover the periods and cultures from the Anasazi (AD 1 to AD 1275), Fremont (AD 450 to AD 1250) and the Ute (AD 1200's to AD 1880). The well known "birthing scene" is found on the left-hand corner of the north side of the boulder. Notice the feet first presentation of the baby. The remainder of the rock is covered with various animal forms, such as a centipede, a horse, bear paws, a snake, as well as triangular anthropomorphic (human) figures and a sandal trackway.
Navigation for this route is easy. GPS waypoints are provided for convenience. There is nothing difficult about the route. The USGS 7.5' Map titled "Moab" shows the area. All waypoints and maps for this route use the WGS84 datum.
Locate the McDonald's at the south end of Moab on the corner of Main Street and Kane Creek Drive. Follow Kane Creek Drive west for 4.7 miles to where the pavement ends at a cattle guard (N38° 32' 03", W109° 36' 00"). From the cattle guard follow the well maintained gravel road south for 1.4 miles to a small pull-out on the west (right) side of the road. Approximately 75-feet west and down slope from the pull-out is a large boulder with rock art on all four sides commonly known as the Birthing Scene (N38° 31' 19", W109° 36' 10"). The large boulder should be easy to see from the road. Walk down and take a look, but remember not to touch.
Rock Art Information:
Anasazi - AD 1 to AD 1275
Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.
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