Canyonlands National Park
Canyon Petroglyphs contain a remarkable selection of native American rock art. The
petroglyphs are easy to visit and fun for the entire family. The
petroglyphs have a mixture of human, animal, anthromorphs, patterns and abstract
forms. This is an exceptional collection of rock art. Please take only
pictures and leave only footprints.
Circle of Friends:
Canyon Petroglyphs are part of the "Circle of Friends"
program. Members of the "Circle of Friends"
have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints,
trailhead location and detailed maps. If
you would like more information on joining the "Circle of
Friends" visit the sign up page.
"Circle of Friends"
Hog Canyon Petroglyphs consists of an amazing selection of easy to
access rock art. The petroglyphs are located just outside of the Needles District of Canyonlands National
A round trip to Hog Canyon Petroglyphs requires approximately
one hour. The actual hike is only a couple minutes each way, but you will
want to spend more time searching out
the numerous panels of rock art. The
rock art is accessible year round in all weather conditions.
A GPS and the ability
to read a map are helpful in locating the petroglyphs. Navigation for this
route is easy. Hog Canyon Petroglyphs is rated 1A I using
the Canyon Rating System.
This route is accessible to all vehicles, year round, via a paved
Additional Rock Art:
Newspaper Rock, Shay
Canyon Petroglyphs, Hog Canyon Petroglyphs and Fighting Men Petroglyphs are
normally combined to create a delightful half-day adventure visiting native
American rock art.