Coal Canyon |

Book Cliffs

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Book Cliffs

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RATING: Roadside Attraction / Short Hike

Thu

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West northwest wind 6 to 13 mph.

78 | 45

Fri

Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

79 | 49

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 79.

79 | 48

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 81.

81 | 46

Mon

Sunny, with a high near 84.

84 | 48

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SEASON: Any when roads are dry, hot in the summer
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: None

Thu

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West northwest wind 6 to 13 mph.

78 | 45

Fri

Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

79 | 49

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 79.

79 | 48

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 81.

81 | 46

Mon

Sunny, with a high near 84.

84 | 48

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View west from near the trailhead. The Book Cliffs

View west from near the trailhead. The Book Cliffs

Just northwest of the town of Green River, near the watermelon fields the area is famous for, is Coal Canyon and a very interesting rock art site. The canyon sits at the transition zone between the lower elevation desert and the higher elevation Book Cliffs beyond. I imagine ancient peoples travelled most of the canyons along this part of the Book Cliffs as part of their seasonal transitions, following both moderate temperatures and game as the seasons dictated.

The panel surprised me in its size and complexity. At a confluence of canyons, it was clearly an important place to early visitors and is a fairly large site with a few smaller sites nearby.

Part of the main panel at the trailhead.

Part of the main panel at the trailhead.

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