Lions Head and Duncan Springs Trails, Dixie National Forest
On recommendation from a friend we took the short drive out to see a collection of pictographs at the Lion’s Head in Dixie National Forest and while we were there, found a trail across the road to hike the next day. As you approach the Lion’s Head it appears to be a jumble of rounded rock deposited in the midst of a pinyon forest, but walking around a large shallow cave is revealed, filled with pictographs. Unfortunately the pictographs have been chalked over by “helpful” visitors long ago bringing into doubt the authenticity of the originals, but it was still pretty neat to see such a potentially large collection. We also of course climbed the rocks themselves.
The next day we returned with Terry and to hike up to Duncan Springs. None of us, least of all me, had explored this section of the forest before so we headed into the canyon for a few miles. The spring itself wasn’t much to look at but the views of the mountains were nice and it was a lovely walk. After we returned to the trailhead we crossed the forest road and showed Terry the pictographs at the Lion’s Head where I of course took more photos.