The Rochester Rock Art Panel consists of a large number of petroglyphs of various ages. Some are prehistoric rock art, probably of Fremont culture origin. Others are probably modern, depicting horses, for example. And some are perhaps of very recent origin, most likely the work of white explorers, settlers, and/or tourists. There is a great deal of graffiti near the main panel that is obviously of fairly recent origin. The majority of the panel is covered with a dark desert varnish which contrasts nicely with the light sandstone that is exposed when the petroglyphs are pecked into the surface. There are several sections of very light stone in the center of the panel where it appears some of original stone was removed, probably by collectors who were after the figures inscribed there. The panel is located 3 miles east of Emery, Utah but is accessed via a graded road coming from a turnoff to the north, near the town of Moore. To get to the panel drive to the turnoff between mile markers 16 and 17 on highway 10 between the towns of Emery and Ferron. Take the paved road heading east to Moore for about half a mile. Turn south onto a well-graded road and drive for about 4 miles, passing a radio tower on the way. From the parking lot an obvious hiking trail of about a half mile leads along the side of a small canyon to the panel. Image:RochesterPanel 05 2008.JPG|Overview head on Image:RochesterPanel 06 2008.JPG|Overview from an angle Image:RochesterPanel 01 2008.JPG|Detail of the rainbow Image:RochesterPanel 02 2008.JPG|Detail Image:RochesterPanel 03 2008.JPG|Detail Image:RochesterPanel 04 2008.JPG|Detail of a Barrier Canyon Style Figure Image:RochesterPanel 07 2008.JPG|Detail Image:RochesterPanel 08 2008.JPG|Additional panel slightly to the south of the main one Image:RochesterPanel 09 2008.JPG|Rock art inside a rockfall cave near the main panel
This is a very accessible place to visit. It is a short, very beautiful hike to the site. The panel has been damaged by some visitors, but there is still a lot to see. We really enjoyed it. We hiked out, and ate a snack at the site while we looked at the wall. It really is pretty remote out there, make sure to have water and walking shoes.
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