Saturday, September 25, 2010

Petroglyphs at the Arches

These fascinating petroglyphs at the Arches National Park were created between 1650-1850 by the Utes, Native Indians in Utah, and from which the state took its name. The scene on the rocks depicts horses, dog like images (probably coyotes), and big horn mountain goats, that still inhabit the area today.

The Arches National Park is a must see if you visit Utah. I was truly amazed at the wonderful arches that were created by water and wind erosion. The photographic opportunities are simply too good to miss.

Following is a copy of a photograph at the petroglyph site. It shows a Ute couple dressed in their matrimonial garb. This image is the property of the Arches National Park.