Mill Creek Canyon

Moab Area Rock Art IX
Sunday, March 20, 2011

On Sunday I headed back to Moab and met up with Marty again. This time we spent a few hours hiking around Mill Creek Canyon and searching for more rock art. Marty showed me the petroglyphs he had found previously, but we also managed to find a number of new ones, too.

This was the first rock art we came across on the hike, and the only pictograph we would find all day.

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Small Mill Creek Pictograph by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

This was one of the better preserved and interesting panels we came across all day. The larger figure on top appears to have four arms.

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Four Arms Panel by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Can you find the sheep in this photo? The desert varnish they are carved into is disappearing.

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Disappearing Sheep by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Looking up at a patch of desert varnish that contains an anthropomorph and a spiral.

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Spiral + Anthropomorph by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A good petroglyph of a hand carved on a boulder.

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High Five by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

One of the larger panels featuring a large elk with a big rack and a number of bighorn sheep.

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Big Elk & Sheep by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A line of small stick-figures holding hands.

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Holding Hands by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

This panel has three caterpillar-like figures.

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Caterpillars by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Looking up at a lone anthropomorph with outstretched arms.

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Open Arms by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

This large petroglyph panel was on the opposite side of the canyon from all the other rock art we had found.

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Opposite Panel by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Small waterfalls in Mill Creek.

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Small Falls by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

It was another great day searching out rock art near Moab!

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