Sunday, July 19, 2009
After our short trip over Baxter Pass, we spent some time visiting a few rock art sites in the Canyon Pintado National Historic District before driving back home. The first site we stopped at was the Waving Hands site.
Around the corner from the rock art we spotted an arch.
The Kokopelli site is also known as the Canyon Pintado site because this is the main site that was described in the journals of the Escalante Expedition of 1776. The main art here is the figure of Kokopelli, the hump-back flute player of Anasazi mythology.
There is a short but steep hike up to the pictographs at the White Birds site.
The Cow Canyon site had a few petroglyphs.
Next up was the State Bridge site which contained another small panel. It’s most likely Fremont.
Our last stop of the day was at the East Fourmile Draw site. There are a number of rock art panels at this location, however, because of the heat we only made it to the first two. We are planning a trip to head back here in the fall (when it’s cooler) to finish the hikes and to check out a number of other panels in the area that we did not get to yet.