Round Trip Distance: 500 feet
Elevation: 4647 - 4654 feet
Cellphone: 3-5 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Westwater/E. Matterhorn Heights
The Golf Course Rock Art site is located off of Westwater Road in Moab, Utah. The site contains petroglyph panels from the Anasazi and Fremont cultures between 1 AD - 1275 AD. This is also the site where the prominent image known as 'Moab Man' is located.
To get to the site drive south out of Moab on Highway 191 and turn east onto the Spanish Trail Road leading to the golf course. Follow the Spanish Trail Road for about 1 mile to a traffic circle. Continue straight through the traffic circle onto Westwater Drive. There will be a parking area on the left after another half mile.
The petroglyphs are scattered along the face of the large sandstone outcrop.
Sadly the lower section of the rock has broken off leaving one to wonder about the treasure of images that are now lost forever. The large image on the left in this photo is known locally as 'Moab Man'. The image has been reproduced in various art forms including some necklaces and such.
Here is the same photo that was traced on a computer where we could zoom in and see details that weren't as noticeable while at the site.
Dangly earrings must have been all the rage back in the day.
Here is another interesting image.