Cookie Cutter Petroglyphs

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.

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