The Secret Grotto & More…

Moab Area Rock Art IV
President’s Day | Monday, February 21, 2011

Since I had Presidents Day off from work and the weather was going to be nice, Jackson and I headed to the Moab area in search of some more rock art and to just do some hiking and exploring. We couldn’t have asked for a better day in February, and we managed to find quite a bit of rock art.

First up was a visit to the Secret Grotto. I wonder what’s down in that crack?

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Into the Slot by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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The Secret Grotto by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Would you look at that! There’s rock art hidden down here!

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Secret Grotto Pictographs by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Faded Red Pictographs by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Red Rider by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Jackson in the Secret Grotto.

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Jackson in the Grotto by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Here’s a few more pictographs we found after leaving the Secret Grotto.

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Underneath by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Hidden Scribbles by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Small Pictograph by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

This Barrier Canyon Style pictograph panel was probably my favorite find of the day.

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Face Down Panel by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

It was a bit tough to get a good shot of it, though…

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Tough shot by JackMoridinPhoto, on Flickr

We also found a few faded sheep petroglyphs nearby.

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Hidden Sheep by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Small Sheep by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Next we headed over to Secret Spire to do a little more hiking and exploring.

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Jackson & Secret Spire by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Circular by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Apparently, someone thought there was something worth searching for in this alcove at some point…

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Diggers by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Watching the Spire by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

We even managed to find a few more petroglyphs on our way back into town before we drove home.

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Sevenmile Sheep B&W by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Sevenmile Anthropomorph B&W by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

It was a great way to spend Presidents Day!

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1 comment

  1. Monica November 20, 2015 9:53 pm  Reply

    I enjoyed your photos. I’ve lived in Moab over 17 years and have never seen this. Could you email me directions?
    Monica

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