Black Dragon Canyon Pictographs and Petroglyphs

On another recommendation from my friend Dawn (the same Dawn that suggested the Rattlesnake Canyon), I made a stop in Black Dragon Canyon to camp outside of Moab, UT for a night and to find the pictographs and petroglyphs there. Pictographs are paintings on stone using natural pigments and are usually only found in caves – or in this case where a canyon wall overhangs a bit to protect the pigments from the elements. Petroglyphs are images carved into the stone, usually to show a color variation in the rock to make the image easier to see – I previously shared an example of that from Capitol Reef National Park. See if you can figure out which is which in the photos below…

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One thought on “Black Dragon Canyon Pictographs and Petroglyphs

  1. Laura Kushner

    November 6, 2022 at 6:36pm

    Very cool!

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  2. Philippe

    November 22, 2022 at 11:59am

    That’s clearly a full sized computer tower with Wi-Fi antennas, right?

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