Petroglyphs by Native Americans abound in the Petrified Forest National Park. Newspaper Rock is one of the best known sites. I mean it has to be well known because I remember it from a high school history class! Unlike some of the other sites, this one is only viewable from a distance. You get to look at the rock from an overlook at least 50 feet away. You won’t see much with the naked eye, so there are magnifying viewers available to look at it. I was very grateful to have a 300mm zoom lens that day! To give you an idea, the picture below was taken with a wide angle lens, and I’ve circled Newspaper Rock.
I love looking at sites with lots of petroglyphs like this. Individually there are simplistic, but arranged together they make a appealing pattern. The information signs say the markings are clan territory markings and other communications, but what if they are just ancient graffiti. We visited a cave in another part of the state which appeared to have graffiti markings, but our guide said they were by cowboys in the 1800s and they are protected just like the Native American petroglyphs! He was amused by my theory that modern graffiti would be an artifact in a few hundred years.