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Behind the Rocks Petroglyphs

Behind the Rocks Petroglyphs

From the Inside

From the Inside

On the Inside

On the Inside

This is one of my favorite figures pecked along the Hidden Valley trail near Moab. I have visited this site multiple times and look forward to returning again in the future. It’s a great hike!

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Sheep in Focus

Sheep in Focus

Selective focus on an amazing line of sheep petroglyph panel found in Hidden Valley near Moab. There are a few different lines of sheep located in the area, but this happens to be one of my favorites.

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Moab Rim Elk

Moab Rim Elk

While hiking the Hidden Valley and Moab Rim trails on Saturday we came across an excellent Basketmaker petroglyph panel that included this lone elk figure.

Many Sheep

Many Sheep

This is a large petroglyph panel containing many sheep located near Moab. Aside from the ‘many sheep’ that make up this panel, there is also a very interesting figure located on the very left that appears to have a tail?

Line of Sheep

Line of Sheep

One of the many petroglyph panels found along the Hidden Valley Trail near Moab. Not only are there many amazing petroglyphs found in this area, there also appears to be many long lines of bighorn sheep in the area. This is one of the longer lines I have come across. The day I hiked this trail the weather forecast was calling for a 60% chance of snow. I decided to head to Moab anyways and hike the trail. Lucky for me the weather turned out to be perfect…it was a great day for hiking…I’m glad I didn’t stay home!

Inside Out

Inside Out

There is a reason I am posting this photo of a large petroglyph near Moab right after posting the Quail Panel earlier. It’s because this petroglyph strongly resembles the ‘shield’ figures found in the Quail Panel over 80 miles away…only much larger! Go ahead and compare! Of course, this one is much larger and pecked instead of painted, but the resemblance is uncanny. This large shield-like figure also has a smaller anthropomorph and part of a bighorn sheep inside of it. While there are quite a few other petroglyph panels found near this one, this one stands out the most for it’s uniqueness.