The Wedge, San Rafael

Utah:
San Rafael Swell 2008

Photo Galleries:

South Temple Wash

San Rafael River

Petroglyph Canyon

Wild Horse Canyon

Three Finger Canyon

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South Temple Wash



This is a BLM adminstered area and we found a group camped in the alcove in South Temple Wash. BLM is trying to get a grip on this kind of activity, but that's happening very slowly.


South Temple Wash pictographs South Temple Wash pictographs

South Temple Wash pictographs
South Temple Wash pictographs South Temple Wash pictographs South Temple Wash pictographs

Temple Mt South Temple Wash pictographs South Temple Wash pictographs


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San Rafael River



The San Rafael River sites are accessible via either a very long day hike or an overnight backpack trip. In either case, it's a wet-foot trip, with a number of river crossings.


Salt Wash San Rafael petroglyph San Rafael petroglyphs
Salt Wash San Rafael petroglyph San Rafael petroglyphs


San Rafael Petroglyphs San Rafael petroglyph panel Burden Bearers
San Rafael Petroglyphs San Rafael petroglyph panel San Rafael petroglyphs

San Rafael petroglyph Rainbow petroglyphs San Rafael petroglyphs
San Rafael petroglyph San Rafael "rainbow" petroglyph San Rafael petroglyphs

Virgin Spring pictograph panel Virgin Spring pictograph panel Virgin Spring pictograph panel
Virgin Spring pictograph panel

San Rafael near Pictograph Butte San Rafael pictograph panel San Rafael pictographs
San Rafael River Pictograph panel Pictograph Butte panel

San Rafael pictographs San Rafael pictographs San Rafael pictographs
Pictograph Butte panels



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Petroglyph Canyon



Petroglyph Canyon is close to I70 in Utah. But it still requires some walking. And considerable looking for the petroglyphs.


Petroglyph Canyon Petroglyph Canyon

An interesting place to try to find a single small petroglyph panel But it was worth the search


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Wild Horse Canyon



The Wild Horse Canyon Panel requires a 4 mile walk-in and then a several hundred foot climb to get to the cave that contains the rock art.


Wild Horse Canyon Petroglyph panel at Wild Horse Canyon Wild Horse Canyon

This was a 4 mile walk into Wild Horse Canyon...... to find this pictograph panel...... up there.
Wild Horse Canyon Petroglyph panel at Wild Horse Canyon Wild Horse Canyon

Wild Horse Canyon pictograph panel


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Three Finger Canyon



The Three Finger Canyon pictograph panel is in a canyon on the San Rafael Swell west of Green River, Utah. The road is passable for passenger cars until about a mile before the canyon. Then you'll need a high clearance vehicle. We got high centered on a sharp descent, but managed to back out without damage.


Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs

Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs
Three Finger Canyon petroglyph - Kokopelli Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs

Kokopelli Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs "Petroglyphs
Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs

Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs
Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs

Three Finger Canyon petroglyphs


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