Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sego Canyon Rock Art - CRAZY amazing!

To celebrate my 40th birthday, the fam -- along with our best friends Lisa and Darren -- headed to Moab for some adventuring. We had a pretty packed itinerary, and a few lofty goals. One was to hike to delicate arch on my bday -- and the other was to see as much rock art as humanly possible in just a couple days. Pleased to report that both were a success.

First up -- Sego Canyon. We hit up Sego Canyon before even checking in at our little amazing cabin. The canyon contains rock art from several peoples; Fremont, Ute and Barrier-style.We did a little research and some of the art is dated as far back as 4000 BC. (!!!)

Check out this crazy panel! Never seen anything quite like it!


Me and JJ take a little break here. Too bad some idiots felt the need to vandalize this wonderful wall.


Can you see the faded red glyphs behind the vibrant white ones? Those are estimated to be some of the oldest around!



Cool! Aliens? Ghosts?






It's really worth the side trip to get to Sego Canyon. Please, please respect this wonderful place so that I can take my grandkids back here one day :)

Directions: Reaching Sego involves first reaching Thompson, which is east of Crescent Junction (The junction to Moab.) Take the Thompson exit (#187) off of I-70. Go north on UT-94 N/Thompson Canyon Rd toward. Stay on this for 4.6 miles. It passes through the town of Thompson, crosses the railroad tracks, then continues into the Book Cliffs. The Sego rock art panel is on the left at about 4.1 miles with a large pullout and information signs.

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