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Revisiting The Owl Pictograph

Saturday, February 3, 2018

After spending the previous weekend exploring the Coyote Buttes in Arizona, it was time for me to stay a little closer to home and take things easy for a change. When Diane and I had visited the San Rafael Reef a few weekends ago we were hoping to stop by a very cool pictograph of an owl in the Book Cliffs on our way home, but we ran out of time and daylight and didn’t get the chance. I guess we spent too much time in Chute Canyon! I had visited this owl pictograph back in 2011 and have wanted to return for a while and Diane was very interested in seeing it for the first time, so I figured that checking it out and exploring the surrounding canyon would make for a nice half-day adventure.

Heading into the Book Cliffs on our way to the owl pictograph.

Book Cliffs Morning

A red horned shield pictograph we stopped at along the way. These horned shields seem to be a common theme in this part of the Book Cliffs.

Red Horned Shield

Following a sage-lined road deeper into the canyon.

Sage-Lined Road

Finally we reached the amazing and colorful owl pictograph.

Owl Pictograph

Here’s a closer look…

Book Cliffs Owl

We went on a short hike to see what else we could find.

Canyon View

All we found was this red splotch of paint and a few faded petroglyphs.

Red Splotch & Faded Petroglyph

Lower Petroglyphs

Diane hikes ahead of me while searching the canyon walls for rock art.

Book Cliffs Exploring

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2 Comments

  1. Gary Voeste
    Gary Voeste February 20, 2018

    Did you go in through the big wooden gate or some other way?

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