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Palisade Point Petroglyphs

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Palisade Point View by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

On Sunday I had some stuff I wanted to get done around the house, so I decided to stay close to home and take a short hike to some petroglyphs I haven’t been to before on Palisade Point. The panoramic photo above was taken over the Grand Valley from Palisade Point near the petroglyphs. Here’s a few photos of the petroglyphs I found. Most of them were of bighorn sheep and elk.

Here we have one bighorn sheep above and facing a larger group of bighorns. It looks like he might be in command of the group and leading them.

In Command by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A group of bighorn sheep. I’ve been told there is a hunter with a bow in there somewhere, but I don’t really see it? There also appears to be some sort of faded ‘medicine wheel’ at the top of this panel.

Palisade Hunting Scene by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Another view of the large elk petroglyph. If you look closely in the background, you can see another panel with a few petroglyphs.

Palisade Elk 2 by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A couple of elk and bighorn petroglyphs glowing in the afternoon sunlight.

Glowing Elk by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Looking up at the Palisade Hunting Scene petroglyphs.

Palisade Point Sheep by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The following two photos are of the only petroglyphs I found that are not of an animal (bighorn or elk). The first one is just one concentric circle I found all by itself away from the rest of the panels. I’m not sure what the petroglyphs are in the second photo below, but they sure are different from the rest of them. They were hidden between two panels containing bighorn sheep. Any ideas?

Palisade Circles by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Faded Design by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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