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Richfield Rock Art Hike

Two spiral petroglyphs in the cliffs above Richfield, UT.

The Curtises took us on this hike to see several petroglyphs and pictographs near Richfield, UT. There is no trail.

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Waypoints

Waypoint Latitude Longitude Description
Trailhead -112.1066713234187 38.76840220388547  
Spiral Petroglyphs -112.1071583334487 38.76842222212314  
Spiral Petroglyphs and Pizza Petroglyph -112.1076500000577 38.76915000009625  
Archer and Bighorn -112.1090111108816 38.76898888862307  
Petroglyphs -112.1085179628799 38.76843617124234  
Indian Blanket pictograph -112.1072257059506 38.76834902504228  

Trip Report: October 3, 2012

Near the base of the cliffs at 38°46'6.32"N, 112° 6'25.77"W are two spiral petroglyphs.

Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike

Just around the corner to the west is this petroglyph. I have no idea what it is supposed to be or even if it is very old.

Richfield Rock Art Hike

On the same cliff as the above petroglyphs down on the bottom left near the ground is an Indian Blanket pictograph. This is one of my favorite rock art panels on this hike.

Richfield Rock Art Hike

Also near the base of the cliff is a stick figure of an Indian. I am skeptical that this is more than a decade old.

Richfield Rock Art Hike

We then hiked up to the top of the cliffs through a small slot canyon.

Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike

From the top, you can look down and see some grooves in the rock where (we are told) a dinosaur rib cage once lay. This is at approximately 38°46'7.33"N, 112° 6'25.37"W.

Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike

The next petroglyphs are at 38°46'8.94"N, 112° 6'27.54"W. There are two spiral petroglyphs...

Richfield Rock Art Hike

...and a pizza petroglyph.

Richfield Rock Art Hike

Around the corner to the west is this strange petroglyph. It looks like some sort of shield or something. The back desert varnish is covering the grooves, which makes me believe it is quite old.

Richfield Rock Art Hike

The next petroglyph panel is at 38°46'8.36" N, 112° 6'32.44"W. This petroglyph panel features a man shooting a big horn sheep from above. It looks to me like the bow string, the arrow, and the baby goat are all recent compared to the rest.

Richfield Rock Art Hike

This panel is damaged

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Richfield Rock Art Hike
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Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike

Trip Report: March 20, 2013

We took the 11-year-old Scouts on this hike to see the petroglyphs above Richfield, UT.

Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
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Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike
Richfield Rock Art Hike