Nine Mile Canyon, Round Two


Still right here.
Jan 17, 2012
I returned to Nine Mile Canyon on Sunday--the second trip in as many weeks--to find some rock art I'd missed the previous weekend. I found the Owl Panel this time. It turns out last time I was one canyon too far over. I was surprised by how many other petroglyphs were in the same area as the Owl Panel, and I spent a good chunk of time in the area.

Owl Panel overview

Main owl figure

Whoa, dude, put that thing away!

Large lady

Small owl

Petroglyphs next to the Owl Panel

A family of legless sheep(?)

Sparsely-pecked sheep

This is a great figure, down-canyon from the Own Panel and high on a cliff

Another odd leashed(?) sheep, this time with the leash held by a deer

Sheep (notice the forked tongue(?) on the deer)


Next I stopped at the Echo Site to look for a petroglyph panel that I had somehow not seen earlier. It turned out to be ridiculously obvious and I'm still not sure how I failed to see it before.

A panel at the Echo Site that I missed last time

Sheep and faintly-visible hunter with bow

I continued toward Cottonwood Canyon and stopped at a few random sites along the way. It began raining when I got to the parking spot for the Great Hunt Panel, so I jogged down the new (since I was last there) gravel path to the rock art panel, snapped two photos, then hurried back to the Jeep.

Horned guy with a buffalo and sheep

Red and white pictographs

White dots

White pictographs

Great Hunt Panel

Pictographs near the Great Hunt

I drove to near the end of the road along Nine Mile Canyon and saw a couple of petroglyph panels near the road, plus several way up high that will have to wait until better weather. The rain wasn't letting up so I turned around and headed for home. As I ascended the canyon the rain turned to snow, and I ran hail and heavy rain on the way back to Price.

Spiral petroglyphs

Spiral and lines

Heavy rain in Nine Mile Canyon

Snow at the divide between Nine Mile Creek and Soldier Creek

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