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“Keystone Signpost” Petroglyphs

This lone petroglyph boulder is way out in a wash deep into the Joshua Tree wilderness. We suspect it served as a signpost to Indians to find other sites which aren’t too far away.

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Owl Panel, Nine Mile Canyon

Hidden away in short side canyon of Nine Mile Canyon is this fantastic little petroglyph panel of owls. How often do you see owl petroglyphs? For me, it isn’t very often. They are pretty amazing.

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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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Covington Falls Petroglyphs

There are a couple of very faint petroglyphs and pictographs out at Covington Falls. I think most hikers walking the route walk right passed them without noticing.

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Joshua Tree “Cowboy” Petroglyphs

A few weeks ago, we wandered out to this remote corner of Joshua Tree to check out an unusual set of petroglyphs. Unlike most of the abstract petroglyph panels I come across, these had a few human figures. A couple of them are a horse and rider, and another appears to be a woman in a dress!

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