Ancient Ruins and Rock Art




Ancient ruins and rock art sites we've visited over the years.

Ancient ruins and rock art.

Canyon country is home to an amazing collection of archaeological sites, including villages, camps, hunting sites, petroglyphs, and pictographs. It seems that we are just scratching the surface in our understanding of those who came before us. And as we hike through this amazing landscape it seems that we are always encountering more evidence of the ancient ones. This page offers links to our featured sites where archaeological discovers are the focus, or where we have had the pleasure to discover the wonders of ancient rock art.

A Few Notes of Caution

The modern Pueblo people, as well as other Native American groups, view prehistoric sites as the homes of their ancestors. Historic sites connect pioneer descendents with their own, more recent, history. When visiting either, be as respectful as you would be when visiting anyone's home.

Leave No Trace

We can understand past cultures only by studying their remains in place. As soon as artifacts are moved, removed, or changed, most information is lost. American public lands are for all of us. We can use and enjoy them in our different ways without destroying what they contain. The American people value cultural resources so much that Congress has established several laws to protect them. To learn more, visit the following Web sites:

If you witness someone breaking any of these laws, call:

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