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Address: off I - 70, Green River, UT
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Pictographs are fabulous

Tucked away in the San Rafeal Swell is this canyon with spectacular pictographs. It's easy to miss this one as you have to drive down several washes to get there. It's really out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
farmgirllivinginco
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Tucked away in the San Rafeal Swell is this canyon with spectacular pictographs. It's easy to miss this one as you have to drive down several washes to get there. It's really out of the way.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Loved our visit here. The canyon was cool and the petroglyphs were phenomenal. We hadn't seen any up close before so once we found these we were truly impressed. I can't wait to bring my college kids back when school is out.

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Riding the canyon itself is not a difficult ride, it would be a great ride for families. It's scenic fun and there is the added bonus of finding rock art. In addition at the entrance of the canyon is some really great slick rock riding. It is steep and probably suitable for intermediate level and above.

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Thank brucewhite2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

my wife and I spent a whole day wandering through the canyon it is a very intresting place with lots interesting pictographs .We couldnt find the black dragon.

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Thank Tommy133
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Fun, easy hike up a deep canyon with petroglyphs and views. I parked somewhat near the gate as my Fiat was not suitable for navigating the sandy sections of the dirt road. Warm day but as soon as I was in the shade of the canyon walls it was perfect. Saw deer, rabbits, bats, frogs, lizards.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

So this canyon is a bit out of the way -- but worth the short drive. That being said, the road can be a bit tricky. Watch carefully for deep, fine sand which can stop your "less than 4-wheel drive" vehicle. If you're in 4wd, all the better. But we managed with our fwd cars. Once at the mouth of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is an amazing canyon to drive in a jeep but one can see the outstanding rock art . you drive in most of the way and walk less than a 1/4 mile to the panels. welll worth the walk as the panel is different than most.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

On recommendation by the information clerk at the Powell Museum, the Girl (my dog) and I drove out to Black Dragon Canyon one afternoon to visit the petroglyphs. There are several geocaches in the area as well. You will want to navigate carefully to get to the site. A GPSr is helpful, but maps would be good enough. I think... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Just a short drive west of Green River, Utah and 10 minutes down a dirt road, you will find this little jewel of a canyon. The canyon is aptly named Black Dragon, it's walls are covered in black desert varnish. Some say it gets its name from the pictograph dragon painted on the wall. There is a great panel of... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Hidden away, this amazing canyon looks as if a dragon has burned it over and over with its fiery breath! It is breathtaking. Be sure to find the petroglyphs -they are beautiful.

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