Bartlett Pictograph Panel

Bartlett Pictographs

Hiking & Rock Art

           The Bartlett Pictograph Panel is an easy adventure suitable for the entire family. The pictographs are somewhat faded, but are still easily visible and worth the short trip. This collection of rock art contains a noteworthy green alien pictograph. I have seen this green alien pictograph used in several history shows and documentaries attempting to prove that earth was visited by space travelers in an earlier time period. The pictograph certainly looks like the classic Hollywood space alien.

General Information:
Click Here for Map          The Bartlett Pictograph Panel is a short stroll to a very interesting panel of native American rock art. A round trip to visit the panel requires approximately one hour. This is a desert environment, every member of your hiking party should carry a minimum of at least one liter of water. Binoculars are useful in viewing the pictographs from the trailhead for those that don't want to walk over and see them. The rock art is accessible year round in dry weather conditions.

          A GPS is useful in verifying you are on the correct route and locating the rock art. The USGS 7.5' Map titled "Jug Rock" shows the area described. Navigation for this route is easy and there is an easy to follow trail. All waypoints and maps use the WGS84 datum. The Bartlett Pictograph Panel is rated 1A I using the Canyon Rating System.

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Trailhead Information:
          This attraction is located just outside of Moab on the road to Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands Island in the Sky District.

          From Moab head north out of town on U.S. Highway 191. Cross the bridge over the Colorado River. After crossing the bridge continue north for 8.3 miles to the junction with State Road 313, signed Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands. Turn west (left) on State Road 313 and follow it for 8.5 miles to mile marker 14.0 (N38 37' 43", W109 48' 06"). Turn north (right) on the unsigned, but well-maintained, Dubinky Well Road.

          Follow the Dubinky Well Road for 0.8 miles to an unsigned spur road (N38 38' 19", W109 48' 40") on the west (left) side of the road. Any passenger vehicle can easily reach this point. Those driving cars might want to walk from this point on as the spur road becomes sandy and has a couple of rough spots.

          Follow the spur road southwest for 0.4 miles to where the road ends at the Bartlett Pictograph Panel Trailhead. The trailhead is signed and easy to identify. There is parking for several vehicles at the trailhead.

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Route Information:
          From the Bartlett Trailhead
(N38 38' 02", W109 49' 04"), hike 150-yards south to the large alcove. The Bartlett Pictographs (N38 37' 59", W109 49' 05") are located high on the cliff wall in the alcove.

Bartlett Rock Art

Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.

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