Mussentuchit Wash Petroglyphs

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Round Trip Distance: 0.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 5648 - 5668 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 1 hr.
Trailhead: Emery CR 924
Fee: none
Attractions: petroglyphs




The Mussentuchit Wash Petroglyphs are located in the southern area of the San Rafael Swell west of Green River, Utah where on a bench high above the wash a number of somewhat unique and interesting Fremont style images make up a very busy panel of petroglyphs. Mussentuchit looks like a very strange name but it is pronounced as though saying 'Mustn't touch it' or maybe more correctly as 'mussen-touch-it' with the meaning being the former. It's kind of like petroglyphs in that you mustn't touch them but in this case they are probably referring to the surrounding area of the San Rafael Swell which one has to wonder in amazement how it has escaped becoming designated at least  as a National Monument.