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July 17 - Nine Mile Canyon
Nine Mile Canyon Road starts just south of Price, Utah, and follows Minnie Maude Creek for about 40 miles (not 9!). The canyon itself is beautiful, and there are many petroglyphs, pictographs, and ancient dwellings and granaries hidden in the cliffs. Unfortunately, many of the images have been vandalized. Sections of rock have been chiseled away, chipped by bullet holes and modern graffiti. Even this blatant "No Tresspassing" (sic) sign was painted right over one pictograph.
About 40 miles into Nine Mile Canyon, the road is blocked by a gate
(private property), so I backtracked a bit and went south and then east
onto Horse Bench, where I camped at the top of the cliffs on the very
east end, overlooking the Green River 350m below.