Price meet-Up Panel

Nefertiti Petroglyphs
Price Meet-Up Panel

Gray Canyon
 Green River Utah

           Two outstanding petroglyph panels, amazing scenery and a homestead cabin direct from the wild west, what more could you ask for in an adventure the entire family can enjoy. Please take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.

Circle of Friends:
          Nefertiti Petroglyphs and the Price Meet-Up Panel 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.

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General Information:
          Nefertiti Petroglyphs and the Price Meet-Up Panel are two great examples of native American rock art. The panels are conveniently located along the impressive Green River in Gray Canyon. The panels are accessible year round in good weather.

          The Price Meet-Up Panel is a large rock that has a massive face covered with petroglyphs and dominated by two large triangular anthropomorphic (human) figures.

          Nefertiti is a long panel that runs along a small cliff. The main focus of the panel are several large petroglyphs of animals that I assume to be elk. The remainder of the panel is covered with big horn sheep, a snake and other various animal forms.

          Navigation for this route is easy. GPS waypoints are provided to assist in easily locating all rock art. There is nothing difficult about the route.

Nefertiti Petroglyph Panel

Trailhead Information:
          High clearance vehicles, four wheel drives and rental cars should have no problem reaching the trailhead in normal weather conditions. A carefully driven passenger sedan can usually make this trip.

Nefertiti Rock Homestead Cabin

River Running Information:
          The route from Nefertiti to Swaseys Rapid in known as the "Green River Daily" and is a popular whitewater rafting route. There are boat ramps and vault toilets at both Swaseys Rapid and Nefertiti.

Nefertiti Petroglyph Panel

Rock Art Information:
          Although it is difficult to establish an exact age of rock art, some dating clues are easily identified. For example, whenever a horse and rider is depicted, we know the date to be after A.D. 1540 when the Spaniards reintroduced the horse to the New World. The presence of bows and arrows is presumed to indicate a date after A.D. 500, the generally accepted time period for their appearance in this region.

Anasazi - AD 1 to AD 1275
          A variety of human forms (Anthropomorphic) with earrings, headdresses, handprints, paw prints, birds, spirals, bighorn sheep, shield-like images, deer, Kokopellis and some abstract designs.

Fremont - AD 450 to AD 1250
          Broad-shouldered human forms trapezoidal in shape with abstract interior body decorations, elaborate headdresses with ear bobs, facial decorations, bighorn sheep and deer.

Ute - AD 1200's to AD 1880
          Human forms on foot and mounted on horseback, hunting and warfare scenes, horses, and bison.

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