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Island Granary

Island Granary

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Snake Panel

Snake Panel

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Serenading the Spirits

Serenading the Spirits

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The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

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Flute Player

Flute Player

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Spider Panel

Spider Panel

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Buffalo Panel

Buffalo Panel

While searching for rock art in Montezuma Canyon last year I came across this nice panel of petroglyphs depicting a group of buffalo and elk. Following the animals are a few riders on horseback that appear to be pecked in a Ute style similar to the Wolfe Panel in Arches National Park.

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Honeycomb Ruin from Below

Honeycomb Ruin from Below

Here’s a photo of the Honeycomb Ruin that I took from well below it with my long lens. It’s known as the Honeycomb Ruin because of the tafoni of the sandstone on the ceiling above the ruin which can look pretty cool in photos. Had I had more time, I would have liked to climb up to it for a different perspective and to explore the area, but that will have to wait for another trip.

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Four Cranes

Four Cranes

Back in May I spent much of a day searching Montezuma Canyon for rock art. I managed to find quite a few panels that day and am sure that I also missed quite a bit. One of my favorite panels I visited that day was this petroglyph panel depicting four cranes (or maybe some other kind of long-legged water birds). There were also plenty of other petroglyphs in the immediate area to explore.

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