Nine mile canyon utah all you need to know before you go. Anasazi explore an ancestral puebloan anasazi village that was likely occupied from a. Im planning a trip to vernal, dinosaurland, flaming gorge, etc. Leave price going east on highway 506 through wellington, it is a total of 7. It then climbs a little more to a high point 7,501 feet at a pass, and enters the far upper end of nine mile canyon, now. An archeological site may also be viewed from an overlook along the scenic drive. Spangler is a professional archaeologist who has spent more than two decades researching the history and prehistory of nine mile canyon. Submission mps for nine mile canyon, including historic, rock art, and west tavaputs adaptation contexts. Guide to utahs publicly accessible rock art sites archaeology. Ninemile canyon aka nine mile canyon anyplace america. Roy and i spent eight hours there on monday, march 23rd.
Nine mile creek is a creek in uintah and ouray reservation, ut. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Ninemile reservoir is an intermediate sized reservoir at the south end of the sanpete valley in central utah. The rock art and heritage of indian and nine mile canyons through duchesne, price, helper and myton. Towns close to the san rafael swell are green river along i70 to the east, hanksville to the south and several places along hwy 10 to the west. The main approach to nine mile canyon is from the south, along a paved, 21 mile road from us 6191, starting near price.
This petroglyph, found in nine mile canyon in the utah desert is more than 1,000 years old and should be preserved. Exploring nine mile canyon pdf, brochure with a map and guide via wayback. From mountain biking moab to canyoneering in the san rafael swell. Apr 29, 2017 july 30, 20 this is my th low point in my quest to touch the highest and lowest point of every county in utah. As the first book that is devoted exclusively to the archaeology of this unique place, nine mile canyon will evoke fascination among scholars and the general public alike. Because of the dry climate and isolation from large population centers or heavy ranching, the canyon remains much as. Our ranch consists of 1,000 acres of rugged mountains, with a beautiful cottonwoodlined creek winding through lush green fields.
The turnoff to nine mile canyon is about 2 miles east of wellington on us 1916 soldier creek road. If you choose to continue through the canyon you will exit on us highway 40 by myton, utah with a travel distance of approx 70 miles. Stratigraphy of the eocene part of the green river formation. The nine mile canyon in remote utah is the worlds largest. In magical nine mile canyon are native american petroglyphs and other wonderous sights. Jul 24, 2017 the nine mile canyon located in the desert of eastern utah is the worlds longest art gallery in the world. Nine mile canyon utah all you need to know before you. Covering over 512 miles, it includes two national parks arches and canyonlands, two national monuments dinosaur and colorado, as well as both the colorado and green rivers. Well worth the purchase price for the first entry alone what a surprise.
Visit nine mile canyon on your trip to utah or united states. It is not unusual to see deer, elk, coyotes, wild turkeys and other wildlife as you take your early morning hike. Nine mile canyon the cultural landscape foundation. The canyon runs for 40 miles, so its not exactly clear why its called nine mile canyon. We really want to take our time and enjoy as much rock art as we can. One theory is that the explorer and surveyor john wesley powell may have used a ninemile transect a. The signboards for various spots are not very clearly marked, hence the drive seems longer with.
Nine mile canyon is a paved road with easy access to the petroglyph sites and is a mustsee if you like rock art. He is director of the colorado plateau archaeological alliance, a nonprofit organization that works closely with government, industry, and conservation groups to further the protection of our cultural past to ensure they remain. The sale is scheduled to take place on friday, december 19th. Map of the san rafael swell utah san rafael swell map. It has some remarkable examples of indian art and remnants of dwellings that have remained untouched through the centuries. Request a few more visitor guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail. The 45milelong canyon, dubbed the worlds longest art gallery, hosts what is believed to be the largest concentration of art in north america. The road into nine mile canyon is on the east side of this gas station. Some of the most spectacular rock art in utah is to be found in nine mile canyon northeast of price. The nine mile ranch consists of 1,000 acres of rugged mountains for the perfect recreation area. Nine mile canyon back country byway utah alltrails.
Most bison figures located in nine mile canyon were created by the utes who used this canyon in the early days. This full color guide contains all the information you need for planning a trip up beautiful. Map of the san rafael swell, utah the american southwest. Find the small trail on the north side of the road, and follow it for about 100 yards.
At skyline drive the trail goes north and heads down manti canyon. Visitor center the visitor center is open daily from 8 a. Nine mile canyon carbon county, utah atlas obscura. Are we too far away in filmore to enjoy the 9 mile canyon the same day, or should we stay in price after driving from filmore and start the next day. The nine mile canyon located in the desert of eastern utah is the worlds longest art gallery in the world. It and thousands of others are currently in danger of permanent and irrevocable damage. Starting at the highway turn off, drive on paved road through sagebrush and juniper country. Westwater canyon is located in a wilderness study area wsa northeast of moab and is the first canyon of the colorado river within utah. I thought we might stop in and explore nine mile canyon on our way in and would like advice as to if this is a good idea with kids 8 and 14 and if you.
Click here to download a free nine mile canyon map and guide pdf. Now, the blm, the federal agency responsible for stewardship of nine mile canyon, is proposing to increase the amount of drillingand, in turn, the number of trucks traversing the canyonby offering for sale an additional 16 new oil and gas leases in the area around the canyon. Maps presented to congress clearly indicate nine mile creek. Ninemile canyon also nine mile canyon is a canyon, approximately 40 miles 64 km long, located in carbon and duchesne counties in eastern utah, united states. From here is it another 25 miles to the east end of the well known rock art sites at the great hunt panel. Along with the dinosaur resources on the route, youll find some of the oldest art in the world at mcconkie ranch, canyon pintado, and ninemile canyon. A highly diverse 145mile drive combining lovely forested canyons, the traverse of old native american and settler trails, and many cultural and historical attractions. Delorme utah map book, which has much more detail on minor roads. Proceed to price, utah, and continue east on us6 about 5 miles to the town of wellington.
Nine mile canyon duchesne county low point utah youtube. July 30, 20 this is my th low point in my quest to touch the highest and lowest point of every county in utah. There you will see the pregnant buffalo petroglyph. The name nine mile canyon is a little deceiving as the canyon is actually 70 miles long. Nine mile canyon is protected by the antiquities act which states that a person may not appropriate, excavate, injure, or destroy any historic or prehistoric ruins or dwellings or other structures. Nine mile canyon is a canyon, approximately 40 miles 64 km long, located in the counties of carbon and duchesne in eastern utah, in the western united states. This canyon boasts tens of thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs along a stretch of.
Tomorrow, we are planni ng on continuing north toward ver nal, ut. We are staying at filmore ut then heading to nine mile canyon. The canyon is actually 40 miles long, do not let the name deceive you. Often described as the worlds longest art gallery the 46 mile long nine mile canyon provides visitors with myriad recreational opportunities, ranging from hiking, biking, and exploring the many side canyons please respect private property, to picnicking, to viewing rock art, historic inscriptions, and remnants of the prehistoric and historic, and current uses of the canyon by its inhabitants. Nine mile canyon is remote, hostile, unblemished and roughly beautiful. Promoted as the worlds longest art gallery, the canyon is known for its extensive rock art, most of it created by the fremont culture and the ute people. Welcome to ben and myrnas nine mile ranch the only guest ranch and campground in nine mile canyon. The process of rapid degradation has already begun. Nine mile canyon is off the beaten path, but well worth the trek. Resource management plan ordinance 489 carbon county road shop supervisor. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible yearround. The rock art is quite obvious after about 25 miles or so into the canyon, mostly on. Through the words and thoughts of the archaeologists, as well as the more than 150 photos, readers will come to see nine mile canyon as an american treasure unlike any other.
Nine mile canyon is the lowest point in duchesne county at 4,843 feet. The nine mile ranch consists of 1,000 acres of rugged mountains. Nine mile reservoir fishing utah lakes and reservoirs. Nine mile canyon utah 2020 all you need to know before. Map of ninemile canyon, from national scenic byways program. Stratigraphy of the eocene part of the green river. This ohv ride heads up 6mile canyon and loops around the south side of heliotrope mt. Nine mile canyon self guided tour utah outdoor activities. Todd thorne 751 east 100 north price utah, 84501 office. The nine mile canyon is believed to be the worlds longest art gallery with petroglyphs all over the place. Often described as the worlds longest art gallery the 46 mile long nine mile canyon provides visitors with myriad recreational opportunities, ranging from hiking, biking, and exploring the many side canyons please respect private property, to picnicking, to viewing rock art, historic inscriptions, and remnants of the prehistoric and historic, and current uses of the canyon by its. Nine mile canyon map and guide castle country utah.
The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible yearround. Ive been through nine mile a few timesonce i followed an online guide that i printed out which tells where a lot of roadside rock art isbut have never really explored the canyon. Nine mile canyon map and legend updated march 2015 for all you visitors to nine mile canyon in carbon county, utah. Grand canyon 110 miles to las vegas utah map to request a free of.
I will post 15 gps coordinates for everyone to view, 18 additional gps coordinates for trek planner insider members, and if you want over 111 gps coordinates and pictures to petroglyphs and other sites in 9 mile canyon our official trek planner guide is available for. Westwater canyon includes class iv rapids and is therefore only recommended for experienced boaters. Map of nine mile canyon, utah the american southwest. Carbon county utah administration public lands access. The canyon actually is 120 miles long and can seem like an endless journey. A permit is required yearround to run westwater canyon. Map of nine mile canyon, through the west tavaputs plateau of central utah, showing the location of the major petroglyph panels. Nine mile canyon map and legend updated march 2015.
Major roads into the backcountry are temple mountain road and cr 1012 south of the interstate, and buckhorn draw road to. From the wellington turn off to the furthest rock art site is approx 45. This canyon boasts tens of thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs along a. Gunlock boat, fish, and swim on the tranquil waters at gunlock reservoir or enjoy an afternoon picnic on the beach. The state of utah is faced with the task of providing a bal. In the nine mile canyon area of the southcentral part of the uinta basin fig. Ninemile canyon also nine mile canyon is a canyon, approximately 40 miles 64 km long. Nine mile canyon road the road from us 6 heads north across farmland, through the sagebrushcovered foothills of the book cliffs, and into the valley of soldier creek, which provides a route through the cliffs to the elevated grassland whitmore park on the far side. Pdf format map of glen canyon national recreation area, from the national park service 1. Took a day trip with the family to nine mile canyon and got a chance to get out a couple of times with my xj470 folding quad to shoot. This fullcolor guide contains all the information you need for planning a trip up beautiful nine mile canyon. Most of the area chuck talks about is rough and dusty, a rememberance of how nine mile used to be before paving. This is why i am hiding the majority of gps coordinates in this trek.
With an estimated 10,000 ancient rock art sites, nine mile canyon has long captivated people the world over. He is director of the colorado plateau archaeological alliance, a nonprofit organization that works closely with government, industry, and conservation groups to further the protection of our cultural past to ensure they remain treasures for future. Green river rest under a canopy of cottonwood trees or accept the challenge of a nine hole golf course on the banks of the green riv. Using these mps contexts, the blm shall prepare and annually submit 100 recorded individual sites on blm lands to be nominated as districts or sites over the next 5 years or until all previously recorded eligible sites are listed. Linear depression in the earths surface that generally slopes from one end to the other. Each may be viewed by walking a short distance to an overlook. Dinosaur diamond national scenic byway dinosaurland.1024 269 466 417 798 983 1314 1508 1478 826 692 1367 816 1207 904 1632 695 803 165 959 1460 790 1579 1180 1410 1481 931 1127 1047 533 298 1438 253 1138 304 342 444 607 825 830 853 1163 336 970 453