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Uniquely Utah: impressive petroglyphs outside Vernal

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VERNAL, Utah — One of the world’s most impressive collections of ancient petroglyphs is found on private property in Eastern Utah, just north of Vernal.

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Rock art activists are sitting on shooting sites to protect petroglyphs

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Steve Acerson stopped his car and waited for the shooting to stop.

It was coming from the left, where a group of three men were shooting across the dirt road at a target pinned to a fence, just several yards away from a sign that warned about cultural artifacts in the area. Up the mountainside were several petroglyphs, ancient etchings into rocks made thousands of years ago.

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POTD June 20, 2017: Fremont petroglyphs.

Fremont petroglyphs
Photographer: Charles Bishop © 2017
At the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon, Fremont petroglyphs in the Northern San Rafael Style depict a hunting scene. The figures are etched into sandstone of the Green River Formation, and derive their contrast from the dark, weathered patina developed on the light-colored rock.

New graffiti at Capitol Reef National Park underscores ‘complex, difficult’ process of restoration

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Alongside centuries-old petroglyphs of a bear, a coyote and a bighorn sheep stand the newly etched words “DALLAS TX.”

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Petroglyphs carved into desert varnish-covered sandstone near Ivins, Washington County. Washington County, Utah Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2014

POTD July 14, 2015: Washington County, Utah

POTD 7-7-15 Petroglyphs Washington County

Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2014

Petroglyphs carved into desert varnish-covered sandstone near Ivins, Washington County.

Petroglyphs carved into Ferron Sandstone, Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County. Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County, Utah Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg; © 2014

POTD June 30, 2015: Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County, Utah

POTD 6-23-15 Petroglyph Rochester Art Panel

Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County, Utah
Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg; © 2014

Petroglyphs carved into Ferron Sandstone, Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County.

POTD October 28, 2014: Incised petroglyphs, Canaan Gap, Washington County, Utah

Incised petroglyphs, Canaan Gap, Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Tyler Knudsen; © 2013

POTD February 7, 2014: Buckhorn Wash, San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah

Buckhorn Wash, San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah
Photographer: J. Buck Ehler; ©2011

Petroglyphs etched into a Navajo Sandstone cliff, probably about 1,000 years ago in Buckhorn Wash, San Rafael Swell, Emery County.