ndian Creek is not only a gateway canyon to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park but it is a world-class rock climbing location. Lucky visitors and climbers can see rock art in these striking sandstone crags.

The area contains evidence of habitation by hunter-gatherers and farmers for thousands of years. A diversity of archaeological sites, from rock art to surface artifact scatters to cliff structures dot the landscape. Also found here are significant and rare rock art, dating from the Late Pleistocene to the Historic period. Newspaper Rock, which contains images from prehistoric and historic times, is perhaps the most famous site. It is now designated a State Historic Monument and receives relatively frequent visitation from people traveling to and from Canyonlands National Park, 30 miles to the north.