Quitchupah Creek |

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Roadside Attraction Quitchupah Creek - Central Utah Roadside Attraction Quitchupah Creek
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RATING: Roadside Attraction
LENGTH: 1+ hours

Thu

78 | 47

Fri

78 | 51

Sat

65 | 44

Sun

61 | 38

Mon

61 | 39

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SEASON: Any, when there is no snow on the ground and roads are dry.
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: Bring all you need.

Thu

78 | 47

Fri

78 | 51

Sat

65 | 44

Sun

61 | 38

Mon

61 | 39

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Quitchupah Creek 4 Men Pictograph

Quitchupah Creek 4 Men Pictograph

West of the San Rafael Swell at the confluence of the North Fork of Quitchupah Creek and Quitchupah Creek is an impressive rock art site. The site, in a sunny open valley, must have been used by many different cultures, as the art varies in style from Barrier Canyon, Fremont, Archaic, and Anasazi. Visiting on a warm spring day, it was easy to see why this was a gathering spot between the highlands above and more harsh desert environments to the east. The panels are a mix of cultures, but also a diverse mix of pictographs as well as petroglyphs. Unfortunately, there is a little bit of modern vandalism on a couple of the panels, but overall, the site is quite pristine.

The easy access makes this one not to miss if you are in the area. The concentration of rock art here makes it a place you could easy spend a few hours wandering around and soaking in the artwork.

Note: The dirt road approach is good with just a couple of minor rough spots. I would recommend not bringing the fancy family sedan, but most carefully drive vehicles should be able to make it under most conditions. Also note, the road crosses much private land. Be respectful by staying on the main road and trying to keep the dust down while passing residences.
Naming Note: Quitchupah is a Ute word for animal's fare poorly.
The panel visible from the trailhead.

The panel visible from the trailhead.

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