Wavey Arms Pictograph - Short Canyon - San Rafael Swell

Short Canyon
Wavey Arms & Red Sheep

San Rafael Swell
Pictographs & Petroglyphs
 

           An 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:
          The 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"

Red Sheep Pictograph - Short Canyon - San Rafael Swell Short Canyon - San Rafael Swell

General Information:
          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.

Wavey Arms Pictograph - Short Canyon - San Rafael Swell

Trailhead Information:
         
Short Canyon is accessible to all high clearance vehicles in dry weather conditions.

Red Sheep Pictograph - Short Canyon - San Rafael Swell

Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.

Short Canyon - San Rafael Swell Wavey Arms Pictograph - Short Canyon - San Rafael Swell

Video:
          Enjoy a short entertaining video of a trip to Short Canyon.

 

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