Dragonfly and Blue-Eyed Princess

Saturday was a nearly perfect day for a hike. I checked out the Dragonfly and Blue-Eyed Princess pictograph panels, the former of which is one of the best I’ve ever seen! The Dragonfly panel sits on an angled wall at the back of an alcove, and to the left in a deeper part of the alcove are a few slab-lined granaries held together with mud. There is also quite a bit of lithic scatter and broken pottery of all sorts lying on the ground in and around the alcove.

Piece of pottery in the Dragonfly Panel alcove
Piece of pottery in the Dragonfly Panel alcove


Piece of pottery in the Dragonfly Panel alcove
Piece of pottery in the Dragonfly Panel alcove


Granaries in the Dragonfly Panel alcove
Granaries in the Dragonfly Panel alcove


Granary detail showing sandstone slab and mud holding it together
Granary detail showing sandstone slab and mud holding it together


Inside a granary
Inside a granary


The details in the Dragonfly panel are tiny and several of the figures are quite different from the many I’ve seen nearby.

Dragonfly Panel overview
Dragonfly Panel overview


Lower-left portion of Dragonfly Panel
Lower-left portion of Dragonfly Panel


Elongated winged figure
Elongated winged figure



Four figures below a rainbow
Four figures below a rainbow



One of the tiniest figures I’ve ever seen
One of the tiniest figures I've ever seen



Dragonflies
Dragonflies


Dragonfly
Dragonfly


Dragonfly and another figure
Dragonfly and another figure




Tiny rabbit or dog
Tiny rabbit or dog



Huge figure near the Dragonfly Panel
Huge figure near the Dragonfly Panel


The Blue-Eyed Princess panel, which by itself is interesting and worth visiting, pales in comparison to Dragonfly. The main figure and namesake of the panel has two differently-colored eyes, but I couldn’t tell whether they were actually blue. The surfaces behind the two largest figures had been abraded smooth before painting, and there were several other such spots that had been prepared but never painted. If the artist had followed through on his or her plans to paint all of the prepared areas, this would have been one amazing panel.

Pictographs near the Blue-Eyed Princess, including two hunchback figures
Pictographs near the Blue-Eyed Princess, including two hunchback figures


A spot that was abraded and prepared for paint, but was left unpainted
A spot that was abraded and prepared for paint, but was left unpainted


Two main figures at the Blue-Eyed Princess Panel
Two main figures at the Blue-Eyed Princess Panel


Blue-Eyed Princess and bird figure
Blue-Eyed Princess and bird figure


Blue-Eyed Princess
Blue-Eyed Princess


Bird figure
Bird figure


Large crowned figure and flute player
Large crowned figure and flute player



Flute player
Flute player


Upside-down human figure near Blue-Eyed Princess
Upside-down human figure near Blue-Eyed Princess


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3 thoughts on “Dragonfly and Blue-Eyed Princess

  1. Wow really cool! Would you be willing to share the location of these pictographs? I’m a member of Climb-Utah but sadly he doesnt have these pictographs on his site.
    Thank you.

    1. I have been following your blogs for over a year. The photographs are amazing! I have been several of the places you have highlighted but never seen some of the stuff you have shown! I first became acquainted with your work while searching for information concerning the Blue-eyed Princess panel. We would like to go and visit the Blue Eyed Princess this spring. Can you give us guidance on how to find it? I am familiar with the general area, having been shown around there by A. C. Ekker prior to his untimely death in an airplane accident. Any assistance you may offer would be GREATLY appreciated!
      – Earl Rogers, DVM

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