Three Warriors Petroglyph - Eagle Mountain

Three Warriors Petroglyph

Eagle Mountain
Rock Art

           The Three Warriors Panel consists of the image of three anthropomorphic figures. The petroglyphs have been chipped and etched into the rock. The petroglyph was in all probability created by the Timpanogos Ute Indians that once inhabited the Utah and Cedar Valley.

          I'm really not sure how long this panel will last as civilization and the nearby suburbs will probably soon over run the petroglyph and cause it's destruction, so enjoy it while you can.

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Three Warriors Petroglyph - Eagle Mountain

General Information:
          Northern Utah Rock Art is not nearly as abundant as in other parts of the state. What makes this panel fun is that its within easy reach of the major population centers of Utah. The panel also allows you to brush up on your Pony Express history.

          The petroglyph is accessible year round. The Three Warriors Petroglyph is rated 1A I using the Canyon Rating System. A round trip hike to visit the petroglyph will require approximately 30 minutes. Access is simple and only requires hiking 100-yards.

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Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is accessed from a major paved highway near Saratoga Springs.

Three Warriors Petroglyph - Eagle Mountain

Pony Express History:
          The first Pony Express rider took off from St. Joseph, Missouri, with his bags of mail on April 3, 1860 heading for Sacramento California. The mail system was established to create faster communication with California. Riders braved dangerous terrain to deliver letters that were written on tissue paper wrapped in oil paper. At first, people paid a monstrous $5 to mail a letter weighing half an ounce or less; that was later reduced to $2.50. It took 9 to 11 days for express riders to get from St. Joseph to Sacramento.

          Each express rider was required to cover a run of about 100 miles. Attached to his saddle were two pouches, weighing around 20 pounds. There were about 80 riders and 400 to 500 horses on the express. In the early days, riders would have to cover about 25 miles between stations. When that proved to be too far for the horses, stations were placed about 10 miles apart. Sometimes the express rider would arrive at his station to find that the man who should take his place had been “killed and disabled” or the entire station was “wiped out by Indians.” In that case the rider had to continue on, withstanding the fatigue. The longest run of 322 miles is credited to the most famous express man, Buffalo Bill Cody.

          With the completion of the Pacific Telegraph line, the Pony Express ceased operation on October 24, 1861, having never succeeded financially. But for an enterprise that lasted a mere 19 months, the Pony Express lives on in the imagination and hearts of many Americans..


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