Cats Claw Canyon Petroglyph’s & Pictograph, UT

Cats Claw Canyon Pictograph

Cats Claw Canyon Pictograph

These Petroglyph’s are located with in a remote canyon in the Paria Canyon Wilderness Area. Paria Canyon Wilderness Area encompasses one of the finest canyons in the American Southwest and what is probably the most spectacular slot canyon in the world, the Buckskin Gulch. It also includes the scenic Coyote Buttes/Wave area.

Cats Claw Canyon Petroglyph's

Cats Claw Canyon Petroglyph's

Ancient petroglyph’s, granaries, and campsites indicate that ancestral Puebloan people utilized the Wilderness between AD 200 and AD 1200. They hunted mule deer and bighorn sheep and grew corn, beans, and squash in the lower end of the canyon. Paiute people later occupied and traveled much of the area before Europeans arrived. Because no habitations or large villages have been found in the canyon, researchers believe the canyon was primarily used as a travel route.

Cats Claw Canyon

Cats Claw Canyon

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Published in: on January 16, 2009 at 6:10 PM  Comments Off on Cats Claw Canyon Petroglyph’s & Pictograph, UT  
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