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Lake Mountains Rock Art Tour

May 9, 2020 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am

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You don’t have to go to Southern Utah to see cool rock art! On the southern side of the Lake Mountains range located near Utah Lake, there are numerous areas that contain prehistoric rock art from the Archaic period. This tour will highlight some of the most interesting and oldest examples of rock art in Utah, located a reasonable driving distance (~1 hr) from our capital city. The tour will highlight the prehistoric occupation of this part of the state and discuss some of the modern uses of the site as well as conservation concerns (i.e. recreational shooting impacts to cultural resources). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come and learn about prehistoric rock art in Northern Utah!

The meeting spot will be directly off Highway 65, just south of the Smith Family Archaeological Preserve. The coordinates for the meeting location are 40.196358, -111.904443 (google maps will recognize these and navigate you to the location), which will be a right turn off the highway if you are heading southwest. See attached maps of meeting spot. Some mild dirt road driving will be required from the highway to the site location. We will meet off the highway, then take a short drive on the dirt road to get closer to the site.

The tour will include walking around on some hilly/rocky areas, so wear good footwear. Be equipped with water and sunscreen. The tour is schedule for 2 hours, but can go longer or shorter as needed.

*The Smith Family Archaeological Preserve, located directly across Highway 65 from Lake Mountains, runs Saturday tours from 10am – 12pm. The Lake Mountains rock art tour will start at 12:30pm for the convenience of any Smith Family Archaeological Preserve Tour participants looking to learn about the Lake Mountains site.

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