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Robidoux Inscription & Rock Art, UT

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 5,175 feet
Elevation Gain 55 feet
Accumulated Gain 78 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.39
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Ruins, Historic & Perennial Creek
Backpack No
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10  2019-05-18 AZLOT69
Author AZLOT69
author avatar Guides 175
Routes 247
Photos 7,884
Trips 1,914 map ( 16,193 miles )
Age 70 Male Gender
Location Gold Canyon, AZ
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Preferred   May, Jun, Sep, Oct → 8 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:16am - 7:30pm
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The French Connection
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This site is not often visited and the first thing you'll notice is all the private property signs in the area. Use your judgement on what is or isn't trespassing and where the private property ends. We attempted to contact persons at the ranch to no avail.

As you approach the ranch house on your right look high left on the cliff side for some nice pictogram panels. Easily seen from the road but bring binoculars and a zoom camera to get the most out of it. Next up just after the East Canyon turnoff you'll see a decrepit corral on your left. Again with zoom or binoculars you can see an inscription from Antoine Robidoux dated 1837. The inscription upstages the real show here in my opinion, the rock art. He was a French entrepreneur who established several trading posts and forts in the West.

Directly across the road on the east side of the creek observe varnished rock with several boulders lying at the base of the cliff. From your trailhead,3/4 thru the horseshoe make your way across the creek and up to those boulders. Several rock art panels are located here. This are clearly seems outside the private property boundaries, but who knows. There is some cowboy art here as well as some vandalism and evidence of someone repairing the damage. When done here hike down East Canyon for another panel on your left. A further search of the area may uncover some other treasures.

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2019-05-19 AZLOT69
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    I-70. Exit 227, take Harley Dome Road north then east 3 miles to BLM 194, turn left. Go 6 miles to a T intersection, turn left. Proceed 6 miles, there will be a ranch entrance on the right. The road curves left. Continue on another 1 1/2 miles to an intersection marked East Canyon. Continue straight, the road makes a big horseshoe bend. About 3/4 thru the bend pull over. This is your trailhead.
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