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.

The site is way out in the middle of nowhere with no remarkable features nearby; just another nondescript canyon in the Utah wilderness. We rested in the shelter of the alcove and wondered why it was there and at that particular spot. Perhaps it was a rest stop along a long trail?

Not far from the pictographs, we spotted a historic inscription: “Cornelius Jensen 1898”. Well, at least a couple of people have passed this way before.

The silence of the place was remarkable. The only sound was the timeless movement of wind against canyon walls in a vast sea of red sandstone. It is an incredible place. Leave everything as you find it.

Last Updated on August 1, 2020 by Guy Starbuck