Sego Canyon Rock Art

(Thompson Springs UT)
Rock art by Ute natives, ancestral Fremont, and Archaic peoples could be found by driving about 3 1/2 miles into Sego Canyon north of town. There was a small parking area on the left.

Sego Canyon Rock Art

Sego Canyon Rock Art – Nature’s Art

A few signs told the tale of the art spanning 3,000 plus years. Dirt paths lead to different portions of the cliffs where the rock art panels were found. Other drawings were across the road by a corral.

Sego Canyon Rock Art

Archaic Period Rock Art

Sego Canyon Rock Art

Fremont Period Panel

Further up the road was the ghost town of Sego. Remains of buildings, and coal mining stuff were located on private property; though it was supposedly visible from the road. I didn’t go to see it.

Sego Canyon Rock Art

Ute Natives Art

Sego Canyon

Sego Canyon Area

I always enjoy seeing these drawings. What do they mean? Are they messages, observations of nature, stories about life or events, or just native graffiti? Educated guesses have been proposed; but, I still wonder.

Camp: Rabbit Valley/Jouflas CG-BLM drycamp
Scene: Native rock art

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6 Responses to Sego Canyon Rock Art

  1. Mark October 5, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    Very strange drawings of… Ancient astronauts? Dream state doodles? Peyote trip recounts? Makes one wonder.

    • Pleinguy October 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

      Precisely! I thought extraterrestrials, too.

  2. Barney Ward October 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks again for taking me along.

    • Pleinguy October 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

      You’re welcome Barney. Glad you are still reading the blog.

  3. john larner October 6, 2017 at 6:30 am #

    Very interesting!

    • Pleinguy October 6, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      Glad you enjoyed the post John. Hope all is well with you.

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