A marked highway stop and sign welcome visitors to this unusually accessible Native American site, inhabited by Fremont people from approximately A.D. 500 to 1150. Along the self-guided Dragon Trail walking tour lie four pictographs and petroglyphs (rock carvings), seven rock shelters, and three granaries.
In 1776 the Dominguez-Escalante expedition marveled at these paintings, and Father Silvestre Escalante, in his diary, christened the area Cañon Pintado (painted canyon). A central figure is Kokopelli, the humpback flute player who also appears in Arizona and New Mexico rock art. A symbol of a vibrant and joyful Native American culture, Kokopelli has become a popular figure with modern-day southwestern artists.