Wavey Arms & Red Sheep
San Rafael Swell
Pictographs & Petroglyphs
easy hike up Short Canyon rewards you with a nice collection of
pictographs and petroglyphs. The most famous of the panels includes a
pictograph known as Wavey Arms, also known as Wavy Hands.
Circle of Friends:
Ascending Sheep Pictograph Panel is 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"
Short Canyon is a great hike for the entire family. The route provides
access to several interesting panels of rock art. The
route is accessible year round provided the roads are not muddy. Spring and fall are the preferred
seasons to visit. An easy 2 mile round trip hike takes you to all the rock
art sites and requires a couple of hours. This route is rated 1A I using the
Canyon Rating System.
A GPS is extremely useful in
verifying you are on the correct route and in locating the rock art. Navigation for this route is easy.
Short Canyon is accessible to all high clearance vehicles in
dry weather conditions.
Please take only pictures and leave
Enjoy a short entertaining video of a trip to Short Canyon.