NileGuide Expert Says:
Vibrant Barrier Canyon-style pictographs
Moab, Utah 84540
NileGuide Expert tip:
Bring lunch and make a picnic out of it
Sego Canyon (so-called after the beautiful state flower that blooms in the area) is a fantastic trip for its old mining camp ruins and ancient petroglyphs. Back in the day, mining was a popular activity all throughout southern Utah. Get rich schemes boomed and busted through the years. Succumbing to the bust cycle in 1947, Sego Canyon now boasts rickety wooden remains and crumbling stone structures that attest to its heyday as a coal mine town. The land is private, bur visitors may respectfully explore. Excellent petroglyph panels attributed to Ute, Fremont, and Barrier-style Native American artists add to the area's charm, inviting you to linger as you search for all the panels.