Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

Category: Grand Staircase and San Rafael Swell (page 1 of 3)

Grand Staircase, Zion, Capitol Reef, and the San Rafael Swell

Moccasin Track Petroglyphs

On top of a mesa and way out in the Utah desert, we came across a few petroglyphs carved into the bedrock. And they were connected in a series… It is a trail! Neither one of us had ever seen anything like this before. Petroglyphs along a wall? Sure, all the time.  On a ceiling? Yup. A petroglyph trail? I didn’t know such a thing existed.

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Funk’s Cave Pictographs

After a long hike across empty sand flats and through desolate canyons, we found a small alcove with a few Fremont figures and a six color rainbow pictograph on the back wall. I’ve never seen anything like it.

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The Juggler Petroglyphs

This is an interesting and fun little Fremont petroglyph site. The single anthropomorphic figure is surrounded by concentric circles. Amusingly, he looks like he is juggling suns, hence the name.

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