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USA The Great Gallery

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The Great Gallery is often referred to as the pictograph panel that all others are compared to, and the best preserved Barrier Canyon Style panel in existence today. If you are interested in Indian art, this is an absolute must see. The Great Gallery is a single panel about 200 feet long with about 20 images, but the hike itself visits several other panels along the way as well, making for a full day with lots to see. The panels are believed to be between 1500 to 4000 years old, and were created during the late archaic period. Interestingly, The Great Gallery has been reproduced in both the Museum of Modern Art and the Denver Natural History Museum. (from “Road Trip Ryan”). Some of the images are 7 feet (2.1 meters) tall.

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Reach the trailhead by going west from Green River Utah on I-70 to the junction with highway 24 that goes south to Hanksville. Go toward Hanksville for about 25 miles to Mile Post 135.5. Turn left (east) onto a signed, graded road at mile post 135.5 and reset your odometer. Follow this two-wheel-drive graded dirt road for 24.5 miles (39.4 km) to an obvious junction with an information kiosk. Reset your odometer at this junction. Go left (east) for 5.1 miles (8.2 km) to a side road on the right signed Horseshoe Canyon. Follow the side road to its end and trailhead after 1.6 miles (2.57 km). There is a pit toilet and several spots for camping at the trailhead. The route is possible with a 2WD vehicle if driven carefully in dry conditions. If the dirt part of the road is wet, even a 4WD vehicle is not recommended. Don’t try it. GPS for the trailhead: 38.473690000, -110.20027000. There is a vault toilet at the parking area.
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing Sunrise during fall
Sunrise & Sunset 06:21 - 20:33 | current local time: 13:21
Photo Themes Ancient Rock Art
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