Entering Utah & Nine Mile Canyon - Page A
As you leave Nevada going north on Interstate 15, you come into the Virgin River Gorge. The Virgin River also
goes through Zion National Park.
This was on April 21, 2006.
I joined up with the Nez family to visit some of the beautiful sites in Utah and Colorado.
We left on April 22, 2006 and headed toward Price, Utah.
This is on Highway 6 between Provo and Price near Soldier Summit.
One of the trains hauling coal from the local mines.
A rocky spire near Helper, Utah.
Nine Mile Canyon is northeast of Price and Wellington, Utah. Contrary to its name, it is really forty miles long.
It can be reached by graded, dirt roads.
According to the official brochures, the area has been occupied for at
least 8,000 years. People from the ancient Fremont Culture and modern Utes have lived here.
Click here to see a map of the area. It is the road near Wellington.
Click here for Nine Mile Canyon website from
Utah Travel & Adventure
Click here for the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition website
Some wild turkeys.
We also saw several deer in the area. This one is jumping off the road.
The petroglyphs are at "First Site" at milepost 26.2
There are lots of places where you will see patterns of dots.
Tristan and Shandiin Nez can give you some perspective on the size of these
glyphs. We made sure they did not touch the glyphs.
This is a look at the area of "First Site."
There are more dots on the left and right sides of this picture.
A local ranch offers camping and tours.
These are from a site east of "First Site."
Balanced Rock at milepost marker 31.9
This one is a bit harder to see.
The difference between rock art & graffiti is time.
The winds whipped up quite often during my visit. This is one of the
Bird nests in the rocks.
Utah 2006 Main Page
Utah 2006 Nine Mile Canyon Petroglyphs Page #1
Utah 2006 Nine Mile Canyon Petroglyphs Page #2
Utah 2006 Goblin Valley Page #1
Utah 2006 Goblin Valley Page #2
Utah 2006 Canyonlands, Goosenecks of the San Juan River, and the Moki Dugway Page
Utah 2006 Mesa Verde Page #1
Utah 2006 Mesa Verde Page #2 - Spruce Tree House
Utah 2006 Mesa Verde Page #3 - Cliff Palace
Utah 2006 Newspaper Rock Petroglyphs Page
Utah 2006 Arches National Park Page #1
Utah 2006 Arches National Park Page #2
Utah 2006 Black Dragon Canyon & other places Page
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