Parowan Gap Petroglyphs and Dinosaur Tracks ~ June 5, 2020

Mornings up here in Brian Head are CHILLY. So we’ve been getting into some of the crafts and busy work I brought – one of them was the wax sticks that I think Auntie Sara sent the kiddos for Christmas. They are basically wax covered yarn strips, and they have provided lots and lots of fun!

I’ve been working some more on my book – I much prefer writing to edits, but the book is coming together and that’s encouraging!

I had read about a cool, easily accessible place where we could view petroglyphs that was only about half an hour away, so on Thursday we drove to see them! It’s a really remote, but readily accessible place that’s stroller and wheelchair friendly.

Some areas are well preserved and there are lots of glyphs, and other times you have to really hunt for the glyphs among the rock faces. They were interesting, but it was one of those things that’s fun to take pictures of and that’s about it. 🙂

A nice couple stopped to tell us to look back at the gap – you can see a chieftain’s face in the rock, which was neat.

On the other side of the road you can get closer to the glyphs, and there are some more “modern” ones as well from settlers that passed through, and tourists more recently! There’s now a fine if you feel the desire to add your name to the ones already there.

Just down the road a little ways there’s a turnoff to go see some dinosaur tracks! The kids were really excited, but this place was a bit of a letdown. We only found three “tracks” and those were questionable. But, there were tons of huge rocks to climb on, and we were out in the middle of no where so the kids enjoyed running around and being crazy.

We met a sweet couple there and recommended the slot canyon hike we had done the day before. The husband was from Boulder originally! 🙂 The biggest excitement of the evening was a little lizard that ran up into our wheel well and wouldn’t leave. We managed to coax him out so he wouldn’t get squished, hurray!

Safe and sound little lizard!

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