Spreading the word - Educating our children and neighbors
Guided Rock Art Tours are designed to share the love and appreciation of ancient rock art known as petroglyphs and pictographs. It is beneficial in preserving the history of Native Americans and promotes the management and protection of these sites while bringing more allies into the ranks of caretakers and stewards to keep the history alive for future generations.
Enjoy and love these gifts from those who lived before us, and those who will live a hundred years from now. So generations to come will be able to enjoy and love them as well.
Cost: $150 per person (Discount for Vets) - Lunch and Drinks included
For best viewing experience and accessibility, our Guided Rock Art Tours operate April 1st - November 1st.
Your tour will start at the Rangely Outdoor Museum and end at the Rangely Automotive Museum to bring you full circle from a time when Native Americans hunted this land to modern man hunting this land. Your guide is one of a few folks left that have personal stories about growing up in the Colorado wild west.
She will tell you stories, behind the rock art and ghost towns, that have been passed down through the ages around campfires, brandings, and BBQs. Stories that come from personal family history of the area and growing up on a family ranch.
Canyon Pintado and Dragon Trail are part of the Dinosaur Diamond and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and area noted for the Lewis and Clark, and Domínguez and Escalante expedition, Spanish missionaries in search of a route to California in 1776, passed through this region as they moved north and then west into Utah.
You can find more than fifty archaeological sites featuring petroglyphs and pictographs on the sheer sandstone walls that were left by Fremont and Ute civilizations long before Europeans explored the West. During your guided rock art tours, we are going to visit twelve (12) of the different sights between Canyon Pintato and Dragon Trail.
Due to our unique weather, we may have to postpone our departure time or cancel a tour from heavy rains washing out the road or making mud too difficult and unsafe for travel. If we have a heads-up we will do our best to let you know ahead of time. Unfortunately, mother nature can surprise us with a downpour at the last minute.
Rangely Colorado is a desert. The summer months can be hot with mild spring and fall. The weather can change on a dime from sunny and hot to cool and rainy. We advise you to either dress in layers or bring a light jacket. As for footwear tennis shoes or hiking boots are recommended.
Items to bring:
- Bug Spray
- Hand wipes* it can get dusty
- Walking Stick*