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Coyote Gulch Petroglyphs/Ruins?
“Hi everyone. I'm new here - just stumbled upon this site and it looks awesome.
Anyways, I'm heading down to Coyote Gulch in the Escalante/Grand Staircase NM later this month for a 3 day trip with my wife and brother. I've heard that there are some petroglyphs and Anasazi ruins in Coyote Gulch or one of its side canyons, and I was wondering if anyone here can provide any more detail on them. It's something I'd love to visit while in the canyon, if possible.
I can completely assure you that my interest in them is purely aesthetic, and I'd just as soon lose a hand than deface them
All the information I currently have is a vague dot on an even more vague map, which will certainly prove to be of next to zero help when I'm actually in the canyon...
Thanks in advance”
“Take plenty of charcoal, there is a few that need touching up, lol”
“I've got a book "Non Technical Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau", 5th Edition, by Michael R Kelsey that has a page or two on that area. I'll carry it to work with me tomorrow and scan a couple of pages and email them to you if you like. Looks like it'd be a pretty cool hike - the map shows a few ruins sites.
The page starts out by calling Coyote Gulch "one of the premier canyons in the Escalante River Country"
last edited: 8/05/08 8:36:51 PM”
“thanks, that would be completely awesome
yeah, my first experience with the Escalante region was a hike up Neon and Choprock Canyons... I fell completely in love and have been desperately trying to get the time to get back there, so I'm really excited about this trip.”
“sure thing - send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll reply
I've only been to the Moab area, but i did like the desert - you should grab that book at some point too - you'll like - there's lots of great photography and good info on time needed to cover the areas. There's also a companion volume that covers more technical canyoneering stuff in the same areas.”
“okay, I just sent the e-mail. It's from my work address, so you may want to make sure your provider didn't filter it as junkmail... that's been known to happen.
Thanks again, by the way”
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