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Canyon Pintado Historic District
 
Red pictographs

Canyon Pintado Historic District features hundreds of Native American pictograph sites representing mostly the Fremont and Ute cultures. The name "Canyon Pintado," which is Spanish for "Painted Canyon," is quite fitting. Seven premier archaeological locations are available for public viewing and photography, and visitors can learn about the history of these ancient peoples through interpretive panels accompanying each rock art site. Dinosaur Diamond Scenic and Historic Byway runs through the length of the canyon.

Field Office:  White River

Total Area:  16,000 acres

Activities:
  • Byway
  • Camping
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Hiking

     
Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
  • Interpretive exhibits
  • Restrooms
  • Unpaved roads
  • Picnic areas
  • Available in Rangely: lodging, restaurants, shops and historic attractions

Directions:  From Rangely, travel east on Colorado 64 for about 0.5 miles. Take a right onto Colorado 139 and continue for about 1.8 miles. After the sign for "Canyon Pintado National Historic District," the Historic District extends for the next 18 miles. Look for signs to eight interpretive exhibits along the highway.


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Canyon Pintado Historic District