Pictographs, Petroglyphs & Ghost Towns

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I was on my own to find something to do on Saturday, so I hopped in my Jeep and headed north a little ways to Canyon Pintado to visit a few sites I didn’t make it to the last time I was there.

My first stop was at East Four Mile Draw where I would find the Sun Dagger pictograph.

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Then I hiked to some petroglyphs nearby.

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After leaving Four Mile Draw I started heading further north towards Rangely. I stopped along the highway at another site I spotted these rock formations.

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I topped off my fuel tank in Rangely and headed south to the Shield site.
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Followed by visiting the petroglyph panel at Fremont Ridge.
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From Fremont Ridge I headed to the main destination I wanted to check out on this trip; the Carot Man panel.

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After checking out all the pictograph and petroglyph sites I had planned to visit, it was time to head into the Book Cliffs on my way home. I started out by heading over Rabbit Mountain and then dropping down into Hells Hole.

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I made a quick stop at the ghost town of Watson.

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Then drove through Rainbow on my way to Dragon where I stopped at the gilsonite mine.

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This new sign was recently put up since I was here in the fall.
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I passed some interesting rock formations on my way back to the highway.

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Then I followed the rougher track along Missouri Creek back to the pavement before heading home.

Cabins along the way.
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It was a fun little day trip 🙂


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