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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