Moab Rock Art
The Moab area abounds with rock art, stone structures such as dwellings, granaries (storage units) and kivas (ceremonial and community structures). Evidence of earlier use patterns consist of temporary camp sites, broken stone tools, pot shards and other implements.
The Golf Course Rock Art site
is near the Moab Golf Course. Here, an area approximately 30 by 90 feet is covered with human and animal figures. Along Kane Creek Boulevard at various sites there are panels showing human figures, some with headdresses, deer, bighorn sheep, snakes, bear paws and several abstract graphics. The Courthouse Wash site is located within Arches National Park. It is accessed from a parking lot off US 191 just north of the Colorado River bridge. A half mile hike leads to the panel which is almost 19 feet high and 52 feet long. It has both pictographs and petroglyphs with figures resembling humans, bighorn sheep, shields, scorpions, a large beaked bird, dogs, and abstract forms.
Potash Scenic Byway 279 an 'Indian Writing' interpretive sign at one site designates the spot where human figures lined up in a row like 'paper dolls', and horned human forms holding shields are located 25-30 feet up the sheer rock wail.
Wolfe Ranch Historic Ute rock art is visible at the in Arches National Park near the Delicate Arch trailhead. The panel depicts a classic hunting scene.
Sego Canyon located north of the town of Thompson Springs along 1-70, shelters several panels attributed to several cultural groups. This BLM administered site has excellent interpretive signs.
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