Stansbury Island Petroglyphs

Stansbury Island Petroglyphs

Stansbury Island
Hiking & Rock Art

           Stansbury Island has two amazing petroglyph sites offering hundreds of images chipped and etched into the rock. This amazing collection of native American rock art requires only a short hike and the trailhead is located 40 minutes from Salt Lake City, which makes this the perfect afternoon adventure for the entire family.

Circle of Friends:
          Stansbury Island Petroglyphs is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

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General Information:
          Stansbury Island Petroglyphs contain numerous panels of rock art. The petroglyphs are accessible year round in good weather. Spring, winter and fall are the ideal times for this hike. The island can be very hot and buggy in the summer.

          Stansbury Island Petroglyphs are rated 1A II using the Canyon Rating System. A round trip hike to visit the petroglyphs at Site #1 requires approximately 2 hours. Visiting Site #2 requires an additional 2 hours. This will allow a reasonable amount of time to explore.

          Every member of your hiking party should carry a minimum of one liter of water. Navigation for this route is easy and follows a trail most of the way.

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Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is located approximately 40 miles west of Salt Lake City and is accessible to all vehicles in dry weather conditions.

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History:
          Stansbury Island is the second largest island within the Great Salt Lake, it is considered an island even though a dirt causeway connects it to the mainland. Stansbury Island was named after Howard Stansbury, the leader of a government expedition that surveyed the lake in 1851.

Stansbury Island looking towards the Wasatch Mountains.

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