Dry Fork Petroglyphs

(nr Vernal UT)
I learned about the petroglyphs in Dry Fork Canyon just a few miles from town. I’m intrigued by these native images; so, I had to go have a look-see.

Dry Fork Petroglyphs

The rock art is located on the private McConkie Ranch, so also goes by that name. There is a donation fee for parking, and two marked paths for finding the drawings.

Multiple Figures
More Figures

They are attributed to the native Fremont culture that inhabited the area from about 1,000 to 1,200 AD. Most of the pictures were human likenesses, which seemed a bit unusual. Some figures were up to nine feet tall.

Perhaps a Family
Big Guy

I spent a good while checking out the rock art against a 200ft high sandstone cliff. I appreciate that the family continues to allow public access to this historic site.

Camp: BLM-McCoy Flat boondock
Scene: Petroglyphs


4 Responses to Dry Fork Petroglyphs

  1. OFM August 25, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

    Another great find, thanks for the report.

    • Pleinguy August 25, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

      Glad you like it. Hope you get well soon.

  2. Judith August 25, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

    Stunning. And NO graffiti. The owners are being generous, and it looks as if so far, there haven’t been any problems. Thanks.

  3. Pleinguy August 25, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

    Yes. All is well.

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