History in this hike

Nine Mile Canyon home to American Indians' rock artThis is an example of how vandals have destroyed some Fremont rock art panels. Notice heavy chiseling around the upper right and lower left, meant to dislodge this panel from the rock wall it was pecked upon a thousand years ago.

At least a dozen previously undiscovered ancient sites have been unearthed during the reconstruction of Nine Mile Canyon Road. Plentiful reserves of natural gas are accessed from this road. In 2010, Bill Barrett Corp. secured federal approval to drill more than 600 wells on the plateau above it. As part of the approval process, Barrett agreed to pay $10 million for road reconstruction and protection of cultural sites.



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At least a dozen previously undiscovered ancient sites have been unearthed during the reconstruction of Nine Mile Canyon Road. Plentiful reserves of natural gas are accessed from this road. In 2010, Bill Barrett Corp. secured federal approval to drill more than 600 wells on the plateau above it. As part of the approval process, Barrett agreed to pay $10 million for road reconstruction and protection of cultural sites.

The first thing most visitors to the area will notice is Nine Mile Canyon is 40 miles long. The second thing most visitors will notice is Nine Mile Canyon is an incredible outdoor museum.…




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