Sunday, December 5, 2010
On Sunday I decided to stay close to home and re-visit some of the rock art in the Canyon Pintado National Historic District. Here’s a few photos from my day…
My first stop was at East Fourmile Draw
Sun Dagger Pictographs
Then I stopped by the petroglyphs nearby
Foot & Hand
I like this little one
After spending some time exploring Fourmile Draw, I made my way to the Waving Hands site.
One of the hands
The Waving Hands
From there I went to the Kokopelli Site.
Next up was the White Birds Site.
White birds Panel
A quick stop at Cow Canyon
Then the State Bridge site
A small panel along the way had these figures
The Camel of Camel Ridge
My last stop of the day was at the Mellen Hill Caves. This was the only area I had not visited before. There were a lot of petroglyphs here, but unfortunately someone had decided to ‘chalk’ them pretty good.
The largest of the Mellen Hill Caves
This small cave was the most interesting. Not only did it have the most rock art, but the top of the cave had a natural chimney that allowed smoke out. As you can tell from the soot on the rocks, it has seen many fires.
It was another great day chasing rock art 🙂