Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument – Is in Utah and 53 miles south of Moab and is east of Canyonlands National Park on Hwy 211.  The rock has over 600 petroglyphs on it dating back 2,000 years.  It has easy access and is very well preserved.  The dark coating is called desert varnish and was chipped off by the native American artists with sharp tools during the prehistoric and historic periods.