July 20 - Pictographs & Sego Ghost Town

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These are the San Rafael Swell pictographs, located in a canyon just a mile north of Interstate 70 (a marked dirt track with no true exit ramp; 2 miles west of exit 147). At some point, someone had outlined some of the pictographs in chalk. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 38.9436, -110.4245 

large petroglyphs (7/20 10:52 AM)chalk outlines drawn on petroglyphs (7/20 10:46 AM)canyon containing petroglyphs (7/20 10:45 AM)

Friday afternoon, I visited the ghost town of Sego, and then explored the road up into the hills to the north. These two buildings (the store and boarding house) are the majority of what is now left of Sego. See in Google Maps See on a USGS topographic map See in Google Earth 39.0337, -109.7029 

Sego store ruin (7/20 1:17 PM)Sego store ruin - inside (7/20 1:14 PM)Sego boarding house ruin (7/20 1:18 PM)

On the way to Sego, I passed through the tiny town of Thompsons Springs, which had a correspondingly tiny (pink) post office.

tiny pink post office in Thompsons Springs (7/20 12:23 PM)