Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Big Hunt from Nine Mile Canyon

If you don't mind driving across the state on a one-day trip, you can see a lot of unusual scenery in Utah. This is a place called Nine Mile Canyon. But the drive into this canyon is almost fifty miles long. This is called "The Big Hunt" and is dated between 900 and 1200 AD. It comes from the Fremont tradition of art. It is a big panel. The Canyon is located in east central Utah, just north of Price. If the land had not been privatized early in Utah history and was not now full of oil wells and natural gas wells, it would be a prime candidate for a national park or monument. There is a clam that this is one of the sites with the most rock art in the United States, but there are other locations with similar collections. The rock art is hard to spot without a lot of climbing and walking along steep grades and over streams and rocks.

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