Book Cliffs Rock Art III

Tusher Canyon
Saturday, November 26, 2011

After spending most of the day in the San Rafael Swell there was still a little daylight left, so I headed over to Tusher Canyon in the Book Cliffs to locate a few more rock art sites. Since I was running out of light I had to rush through it, but I did manage to find every site that I was looking for. I didn’t have time to do some thorough exploring of the canyon, so I will have to return again when I have more time to see what else I can find.

First stop was at an unusual pictograph site. At first glance these look like that might be Barrier Canyon Style, but I’m not so sure about that? They are certainly different from anything I have seen before.

Tusher Pictographs by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Here’s a closer look at the interesting pictographs.

Corner Spirits by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The next site contained a number of small petroglyph panels. This one has three newer sheep carved over some older anthropomorphs and an elk figure.

Sheep Over Anthropomorphs by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr