San Rafael Swell Country - Emery County, Utah

Buckhorn Wash Road

Buckhorn Wash Road contains some of the San Rafael Swell treasures.  Along with Indian rock art, hiking trails, dinosaur foot prints, primitive camping, canyoneering, geocaching, and rock climbing you will never run out of things to do along the Buckhorn Wash Road.  You can spend a day or two of hiking and camping in one of the many steep sandstone canyons, and explore beautiful country that has been relatively untouched for hundreds of years. You can also find where past outlaws left their mark while traveling through the San Rafael Swell.  There are several panels of pictographs and petroglyphs along the road, making the road a delight for sight seers, geologists and anthropologists.  The Barrier Canyon people lived in this area 2,000-10,000 years ago. As they passed through Buckhorn Wash, they painted colorful images on a large cliff face. Other native groups added other images.  Painted over a 160-foot-wide rock canvas is the Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel. This is a large public Barrier Canyon style panel within the walls of a huge alcove along the Buckhorn Wash Road. The panel is thought to be about 2,000-6,000 years old and created by the Western Archaic Culture.  For a list of things to along the Buckhorn Wash road please refer to our brochure and map.

Buckhorn Wash Indian Rock Art PanelBuckhorn Wash Road Dinosaur FootprintBuckhorn Wash Road Matt Warner Pictoglyph

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