UTAH'S DIXIE HISTORICAL SITES

 

A20 SNOW CANYON PIONEER PETROGLYPHS

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Where is it?

Drive north on highway 18 toward Enterprise for 9 miles. Snow Canyon is on the left side of highway 18. There is a $5.00 user fee per car. From the east entrance booth it is 2.5 miles to Park Headquarters, and an additional .4 miles to Pioneer Names.

 

GPS DATA: N 37 11.862 W 113 38.639

 

Created in 1959, Snow Canyon has a long history of human use. Anasazi Indians inhabited the region from A.D. 200 to 1250, utilizing the canyon for hunting and gathering. Paiute Indians used the canyon from A.D.1200 to the mid-1800s. Mormon pioneers discovered Snow Canyon in the 1850s while searching for lost cattle. The canyon has been the site of Hollywood films such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Electric Horseman, and Jeremiah Johnson. Originally called Dixie State Park, it was latter renamed for Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, prominent Utah leaders.

The Pioneer Petroglyph are located about block from where you can park your car, the last part of the hike is up very steep sandstone rock. Care should be taken not to fall. There are four pioneer names etched in the sandstone. Harman Gubler, March 4th 1881, Jacob Gubler Aug. 1887, Albert Graf and Samuel Wittwer Oct. 18th 1894, and Sam Gubler 1919. The rock also contains some recent vandal-eers names Dave and Robert.


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10 Jul 2017