Upper Sand Island Petroglyphs (SP)

GENERAL HIKE INFORMATION
Date:Mar 24, 2022Destination:Upper Sand Island Petroglyphs
Level:Special (SP)Area:Bluff, UT
Approx hike distance in miles:1Hike leader:Bruce Odegaard
Low to high elevation gain:20Hike leader phone:206-396-5472
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:bodegaard1@aol.com
Departure time - Twin Rocks Cafe parking lot:9:00Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:YesPark entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:FairWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:N/A


TRAIL CONDITIONS

Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
No
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :NoWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Don Simonis will guide us to an outstanding rock art site with a great time span of thousands of years. See an area on cliffs with over 4,000 petroglyphs. Some petroglyphs are possibly 13,000 to 10,000 years old depicting Mammoth or Mastodon and an extinct form of Bison. Other petroglyphs are from later times made by Archaic people, Basketmakers, Ancestral Pueblo, Navajo and Ute. *Bring binoculars.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • Meet at Twin Rocks Cafe in Bluff.
  • Directions given that morning.