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Circle of Friends:
Little Cottonwood Canyon
far up Little Cottonwood Canyon, just off the trail, Fremont Indians
lived in a rock-slide cave about 1,000 years ago, where they drew a
pictograph with the mineral red oquirrh. Native American rock art is
extremely rare in the Salt Lake Valley.
Considering the extreme and wet
environment of the canyon this is a beautiful and well preserved
The pictograph consists of a human figure with horns that appears to be
holding bow, and off to the side is a quadruped, with what appears to be
Cottonwood Canyon Pictographs 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"
Little Cottonwood Canyon Pictographs consist of two
figures located inside a small cave.
rock art is moderately difficult to locate without a GPS and nearly
impossible to locate without a good route description. Navigation
for this route is easy. Little
Cottonwood Canyon Pictographs are rated 1A I using the Canyon
is accessible to all vehicles in all weather conditions and is located just
minutes from anywhere in the Salt Lake Valley.
Two route descriptions are provided. One is quick and easy for those only
interested in visiting the rock art.
An optional route description is also presented which creates an easy
but enjoyable hike, which will require about 2 to 3 hours.
Enjoy a short video from Little Cottonwood Canyon Pictographs.
Please take only pictures and leave only
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