Sunday, December 2, 2018

Santa Clara River Reserve: My favorite rock art site in southern Utah

Mars Man
One of my FAV rock art sites in southern Utah is super accessible and completely amazing. Every time I visit the Santa Clara River Reserve (in Ivins, UT) I discover more and more art --- and every time I find myself asking "how did I miss this last time?!" :)

foot prints
The name of the trail is the Tempi'po'op Trail (fun to say!!) and is listed as "moderate". Both of my kids (under age 10 when we first hiked this trail) had no trouble at all. It's just over a mile to get to the rock art and once at the top of the trail you will see hundreds of petroglyphs on practically every rock! (looking for directions to the trail head? Click here.)




Harry tagged along with me on my last trip to the glyphs. We had so much fun, climbing up an over rocks, through cracks, and over mountains. I love spending time outside, exploring and finding treasures of the past. We like to make up stories about the drawings -- what they must have been thinking or how the landscape may have looked different.




After our exploration gig, we hit up Menchi's and Costco OBVS :)


I love you, Tempi'po'op! Thanks for another fun day.