Buckhorn Wash has some phenomenal petroglyphs and pictographs and is one of the most popular roadside attractions in the San Rafael Swell. All panels have easy access, and should be accessible to most. Visiting Buckhorn Wash is a great family outing most any time of the year, and one I highly recommend. In addition, the towering walls and vibrant colors that make up the walls of Buckhorn Wash are stunning and worth visiting in their own right.
You can access Buckhorn Wash from either the north or south. Either route is passable by car under most conditions.
There are several great attractions in Buckhorn Wash. Below is the mileage either from the top of Buckhorn Wash (northern approach) and the bottom of Buckhorn Wash (southern approach).
0.0 From the South / 9.4 From the North
3.75 From the South / 5.65 From the North
Buckhorn Wash main panel. This area has information signs, a pit toilet and is a great place for a picnic lunch. The panel used to be heavily vandalized, but has been restored in recent years. Please treat the area with respect, and do not touch the panel.
5.2 From the South / 4.2 From the North
Matt Warner inscription on the right. One of the bandits that roamed the area back in the old days.
7.0 From the South / 2.4 From the North
Right before a cattle guard (if coming from the south), find a pullout and trail heading east a short distance to a panel. This is a great panel.
7.9 From the South / 1.5 From the North
A pullout just up canyon from a bend leads to a short trail that ascends a short distance above the road on the east. There is a dinosaur track here in the slickrock floor if you look carefully.
9.4 From the South / 0.0 From the North
Top of Buckhorn Wash.