San Rafael Swell Rock Art II
Sunday, May 1, 2011
After spending a long weekend in Salt Lake City for Amanda’s birthday, we headed home through the San Rafael Swell so that I could stop at a few easily accessible rock art panels at the base of Cedar Mountain that I had not been to before. Here’s a few photos I took.
Our first stop was at The Silent Sentinel. It’s hard to tell scale from this photo, but it’s a pretty good sized petroglyph.
Next to The Silent Sentinel was this boulder that had a bunch of petroglyphs on it.
Next up was a stop at the boulder that contains the Daisy Chain petroglyphs.
Then we stopped to visit a slab of rock sticking out of the ground at about a 45 degree angle containing a few more petroglyphs.
At a set of rocks named Railroad Rocks, named after some historic inscriptions that are carved into them, there are a few more petroglyphs. Some say that one of them is of a duck…but I’m not so sure about that?
A closer look that the figure that might be a duck above a snake-like figure.
This lone anthropomorph is high on the front of Railroad Rock.
What looks like a scorpion found along Buckhorn Wash.
A larger anthropomorph found next to the scorpion posted above.
I also made another stop at The Cattle Guard Panel.
We also stopped at the famous Buckhorn Wash Panel along the way, but I’ve posted plenty of photos from there before and didn’t get anything better this trip, so I won’t bore you with anymore from there this time.