I revisited the Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon again last month and took plenty of new photos. Here’s the first photo from that trip showing some of the many awesome figures found at the Great Gallery.
Here’s a closer look at some of the figures in the Horseshoe Gallery found within Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. The dog-like figure on the left is very interesting with toes painted on each foot. There are also plenty of handprint ‘designs’ found among the larger figures, too. I’m really hoping to make it back to Horseshoe Canyon in October to visit the sites found there again.
Can you beleive that I have had this blog up for a few months now and I still haven’t posted a photo from the Great Gallery or of the Holy Ghost figure? The pictographs in Horseshoe Canyon along Barrier Creek are some of the most well-known in the world! Well, I’m about to fix that right now by posting this photo of the Holy Ghost with a couple of other anthropomorphic figures surrounding it. This is an outstanding panel and there is so much to see here. I have plans to head back there again this fall, and am looking forward to it!
Horseshoe Canyon, previously known as Barrier Canyon, is a very special place. It’s also the location where Barrier Canyon Style rock art derived it’s name from. There are many pictograph panels located in this canyon including the famous Great Gallery. From the main trailhead you will pass the Horseshoe Gallery on your way to the Great Gallery. While this panel might not be as large or as detailed as Great Gallery, I find it very striking. I think it might be because many of the figures seem to be purposely painted on the lighter horizontal stripe of the canyon wall, which helps to frame them.