Judd Creek |

Simpson Mountains

Roadside Attraction Judd Creek - Simpson Mountains Roadside Attraction Judd Creek

Simpson Mountains

Overview

RATING: Roadside Attraction
LENGTH: 1+ hours

Sun

Snow likely, mainly before 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as 8. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

30 | 21

Mon

Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

33 | 18

Tue

Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

40 | 25

Wed

A chance of snow, mainly after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

35 | 26

Thu

A chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

33 | 21

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SEASON: Spring, Fall. (Hot in summer, accessible in winter if there is no snow on the roads.)
WATER: Bring all you need.

Sun

Snow likely, mainly before 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as 8. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

30 | 21

Mon

Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

33 | 18

Tue

Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

40 | 25

Wed

A chance of snow, mainly after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

35 | 26

Thu

A chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

33 | 21

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Ring above Judd Creek

Ring above Judd Creek

Judd Creek is tucked in a very desolate corner of Tooele County, I think about 5 miles from the middle-of-nowhere. The small creek, tumbling off the Simpsons Mountains, feels like an oasis from the flat sage brush lands surrounding the mountains. At the base of a jumble of Basalt Rocks near the creek is an impressive area of petroglyphs and one lone pictograph. Clearly ancient people found the area a bit of an oasis as well!

There are a couple of very visible panels at the site, but a close eye reveals many old and harder to see figures and shapes carved into the rock. On our visit, I was surprised by how as the light of day changed, different figures would become more visible and easier to see. In this amateur anthropologist's view, it seems like several areas had been leveled and likely used for inhabitation of some duration over the years. It is an interesting site, that requires quite a bit of travel to visit no matter where you are coming from.

My recommendations is to bring a snack and plan on spending a few hours taking in the glyphs.

Note: Sadly, this site is the most littered I have visited. Empty cans, broken glass, toilet paper and garbage were strewn all over the area. We cleaned up what we saw. Please try to clean up after yourselves and others.
Faint images from artists past.

Faint images from artists past.

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