|Some of the coolest rock art I’ve seen close to home|
I’m always on the hunt to find new and secret rock art panels in southern Utah. A couple of years ago I saw a website with some really unique petroglyphs that were called “the cookie cutter petroglyphs”. The location of the rock art appeared to be nearby (within an hour) and so I started to gather information from the web and google earth to see if I could find a logical and easy route to the panels.
Steve and I tried a couple of times to find a safe route to the area where they were located (we tracked that down via various blogs and gps waypoints) but we always got turned around by bad/dangerous roads.
Google Earth has really improved over the past years — and finally, FINALLY, we thought we might see a viable route to the edge of the cliff where these cool carvings resided. So off we went, with a shovel and tow rope. And a super sketchy map.
Finding what you set out to find is like being a little kid all over again — I was so giddy and excited! We found our treasure.
|big, deep cuts create an amazing work of art|
|We’ve been searching for these glyphs for a looong time now. Yay!|
|This was my favorite panel because it seemed to have such a deliberate message. What do you think it means?|
The cookie cutter panel is located out near Colorado City, AZ on the border of Utah. The fun part is the hunt — and I’m confident if I can find it, so can you! 🙂
Have fun and be safe out there.