Horn Silver Gulch

Round Trip Distance: 0.25 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 5550 - 5585 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Dutch Flat Rd. MM 7.9
Fee: none
Attractions: petroglyphs, pictographs

The Dutch Flat Road, in the San Rafael Swell, passes through Horn Silver Gulch about 10 miles east of Ferron, Utah where the low cliffs just above the road have a number of petroglyphs and pictographs. While none of them are truly remarkable they are very easy to get to and interesting to investigate for anyone passing through the area.

To get there from the center of Ferron follow the Molen Road, 100 South, for 3 miles and turn right at the sign for the Dutch Flat Road. Continue for 2.4 miles and keep straight as the Molen Cutoff Road transitions to the Dutch Flat Road.

Follow the Dutch Flat Road for just under 8 miles and park anywhere around the cattle guard. All of the rock art is along the cliffs on the left hand side of the road.

Inside the old corral is a good place to begin.

Here a large boulder has what looks like a large map.

To the left of that is a pictograph of a pregnant bighorn or other such animal.

Go around the fence to get to the rest of the rock art that is spread out all along the base of the cliff. Within one pocket of the cliff there is also the remains of a pseudo granary where there are a few stacked rocks on a ledge.

Here is a very faint petroglyph that we referred to as 'Bart Simpson'.

This pictograph is reminiscent of the movie 'The Fly' where the main character's head was swapped with the head of a fly in an experiment gone wrong.

These spirals look like someone got into the crayons and began scribbling on the wall.

So, is it a bug or something else?

We were just passing through on our way to Salt Wash when we noticed the rock art near the corral. There is more very faint stuff on the opposite side of the road that isn't worth the hassle to get a closer look at. The map that we include shows most of the other sites in the area for anyone that is planning a visit. If you would like to see the Horn Silver Gulch rock art for yourself all you have to do is "Take a hike".