Wednesday, August 31, 2016
I drove out to Rabbit Valley near the Utah state line after work this evening to spend a few hours exploring some of the area. I ended up driving a few backroads in the area I had not been on before and visiting a couple of overlooks and then I hiked down into Ruby Canyon from the rim on an old cattle trail. I also visited a few small petroglyphs and pictographs that were found in a shallow alcove that contained some lithic scatter nearby. It was a nice way to spend the evening and I didn’t see another person until I was back near I-70.
Overlooking the Black Rocks section of the Colorado River. A great place to camp!
There were nice stripes in the sandstone in this section of Ruby Canyon.
An evening drive across the grassy desert.
The petroglyph of a Ute Sweat Lodge that I was looking for.
A couple of other petroglyphs that seem to have remnants of red paint on them. There were two small red pictographs nearby, too.
A nice view from an overlook along one of the roads I explored.
A group of female pronghorn watched me as I drove back to the highway.