Grand Canyon Hiking and Backpacking:

Ancient Puebloan Petroglyphs and Pictographs
Snake Gulch (Kanab Wilderness Area)

Doug & Brian
May 2012

Grand Canyon Hike Photo: Petroglyph in Snake Gulch

Doug and Brian backpacked into Snake Gulch, in the Kanab Wilderness area of the Grand Canyon, in May 2012, to explore and photograph ancient rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs) and Puebloan ruins. Archeological evidence suggests the majority of the paintings date back over 2,000 years to the Basketmaker culture, who lived between 300 BC and 800 AD, transitioning into the Pueblo culture, which lasted over 400 years. More modern Paiute peoples also contributed art to the area.

We don't have a full trip report, but you can view photos of the trip, with captions and music.

A slideshow of the trip can be viewed on YouTube: Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Snake Gulch.


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