Canyonlands National Park, Horseshoe Canyon, Moab, Petroglyphs and Pictographs, The Great Gallery, Utah

The Ancient Ones

Horseshoe Canyon, located in Canyonlands National Park, contains some of the most significant rock art in North America. The Great Gallery, the best known panel in Horseshoe Canyon, is a Barrier Canyon style pictographs of life-sized figures and intricate designs. It is believed that Barrier Canyon Style was painted by the Late Archaic people between 2500 to 1500 years ago. It is a 7 mile round trip hike to reach the Great Gallery and takes over 5 hours of hiking in the hot sun.


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