Nine Mile Canyon Archaeological District

Nine Mile Canyon Archaeological District

Nine Mile Canyon

What To See And Do: Nine Mile Canyon contains one of the world's highest densities of prehistoric rock art. In addition to prolific rock art, prehistoric cultures left behind numerous dwellings, villages and structures. Historically, the canyon was a stage and freight route. Remains of stage stops, road houses and an old telegraph line are present. It is best to acquire a guide to the Canyon to help you find sites; after you know where to look, you may find sites in similar places in between those described in the guides. Many of the historic buildings in the Canyon are interpreted in these guides, too.

Leave Native American rock art, ruins, and artifacts untouched for the future. The oil from a single handprint can chemically affect rock art. Climbing on ruin walls can destroy, in a moment, a structure that has survived for a thousand years. Removing or even moving artifacts destroys the scientific value of sites. Chalking or wetting rock art is prohibited. Report vandalism to the BLM.

Dogs are allowed in the Canyon but must be kept under control at all times and must not disturb wildlife. Please remove your pet's waste near rock art and historic sites.

How To Get There: From the south (Moab, Grand Junction, Price), the principal access route is eight miles east of Price, on Highway 6/191, turning north on 2200 East (Soldier Creek Road, at Walkers Food and Fuel Chevron Station). From the north (Vernal, Duchesne), access is via Highway 40/191, one mile west of Myton. The following scenic loop can be driven in either direction. From Highway 6, travel east through Nine Mile Canyon, north up Gate Canyon, west on Highway 40 to Duchesne and southwest down Indian Canyon returning to Highway 6.

Contact Information: For guidebooks, maps, brochures, tours, camping, and other information, please contact the BLM Price Field Office, located at 125S 600W, Price, UT 84501. Telephone 435-636-3600