LEGEND ROCK PETROGLYPH SITE

Located 27 miles west of Thermopolis, Wyoming off Highway 120.

Stop by the Hot Springs Sate Park office and pick up directions. Most of the text on this page is from a hand-out available at the Park office.

There exists at least three styles of art at the site -- one is related to early HOPI.

Art that represents an animal is called a "zoomorph".

Arapaho elder, Paul Moss, calls the turtle glyph the "Creation Panel". The turtle dove to the ocean bottom and brought up mud that created the continents.

Dating of charcoal layers near the site are as old as 2000 years.

Cottonwood Creek flows at the base of the cliffs -- it is a pleasant and sacred place to consider ancient travelers.

Kokopelli, the flute player, is an old symbol representing fertility. He appears in Hopi, Zuni and Peruvian mythology.



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