Buckhorn Wash

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Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) A lizzard as handsome as me is worth two pictures.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) The kitchen area of our campsite. Don't bump your head.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) The morning sun shows the canyon walls in a different light. The night before an almost full moon made uncanny and mysterious shadows of this same view.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) It is time to pack up and leave our camp site. We did see any other people in the canyon on this trip.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Each layer of sandstone has a different texture.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Road to the Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel and splattered car

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Pictographs are painted with colors from natural sources. Yellow ochre, pinyon gum and sumac were used to make the black coloring.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel. Skilled artists have been able to repair some of the damage done by vandals. Some damage is beyond repair.

Rain AngelsRain Angels (09/19/2002) Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel. Red ochre and the roots of mountain mahogany were used to make red coloring. Some call these the 'Rain Angels'.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Many experts believe the Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel was the work of the Barrier Canyon People about 2000 years ago and older. They did not have pottery.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel. For more information write the Utah Rock Art Research Assn., P.O. Box 511324, SLC, UT 84151

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel. These petroglyphs were carved on the same panel as the Barrier Culture pictographs. Perhaps to ward off evil spirits.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel. Look but don't touch

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Parking lot of Pictograph Panel.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel closer view.

Buckhorn  WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Rock formations near Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Empy camp ground. No facilities.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Sandstone cliffs

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Buckhorn Wash

Buckhorn Wash is in the San Rafael Swell in central Utah. The drive through the Swell begins on a small dirt road on Highway 10, just north of Castledale, Utah. The upper portion of the road crosses the high desert plains. The road crosses through the Mancos Shale. Although the area is dry most the year, the road is completely impassable when wet.

The Buckhorn Wash breaks through the Navajo Sandstone and works its way down through towering Sandstone cliffs as you make your way to the San Rafael River. Signs along the drive tell you the names of the different sandstone layers. There are several panels of pictographs and petroglyphs along the road, making the road a delight for sight seers, geologists and anthropologists.

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Interstate 70 (51 pictures) The Buckhorn Wash road continues on after crossing the San Rafael Bridge to I70.

San Rafael Swell (18 pictures) Buckhorn Wash cuts into the center of the San Rafael Swell, providing access to the San Raphael River and Mexican Mountain.

The Wedge Overlook (23 pictures) The road to the Wedge Overlook branches off the Buckhorn Wash road about a mile before you head into the canyon. The Wedge Overlook provides and excellent view of the San Rafael canyon.

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