We headed down to Moab for the weekend,  celebrating my oldest friend’s birthday there for the fourth year in a row. I’ve moved from wanting to see arches (although they’re always cool) to wanting to go find rock art, and my other friend’s knowledge of the area didn’t disappoint. We saw petroglyphs AND pictographs!

Looking out from the trail to Sand Dune Arch in Arches NP
The Hidden Valley trail–about two miles away from the petroglyphs
At the end of the Hidden Valley trail there are at least 6 panels of art. I liked the line of deer and the corn plant (?)
This is one of the beginning panels at Hidden Valley. Not sure what’s going on with Unicorn Circle Man.
Takeout pizza and a campfire to watch the sunset.
Bartlett Rock Art pictograph panel by Canyonlands. These are older than the petroglyphs and a little spookier.

If you can get to the desert in the early spring, do it. (Stay here and eat here.)  If you can bring your favorite people along, even better.