I just got home a little while ago from spending the holiday weekend in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Of course, my main goal was to visit and find some rock art sites in the area. I managed to find a few new panels but there were still a couple that I didn’t find on this trip. The photo above is a portion of a very well known panel near SOB Hill in Devils Lane. It should be familiar to anyone who has driven the Elephant Hill Trail and made the side trip over to the Joint Trail.
The Five Faces are an outstanding pictograph panel tucked away in a remote canyon within Canyonlands National Park. This panel represents one of the ‘Faces’ motifs which consist primarily of polychrome anthropomorphs that have flat-topped or bucket-shaped heads on top of broad shouldered torsos. Below the panel, there are many ‘metate’ grooves on the large stones. I have visited this panel a couple of times and it still fascinates me. Now I just need to make the time to visit the other panels in the area that represent the ‘Faces’ motif.