Safe Harbor Petroglyph Tours
- The petroglyphs at Safe Harbor are unlike those in the American Southwest. There, images are scratched through a thin, dark, desert varnish exposing the lighter stone underneath. Here images are laboriously pecked using a river cobble as a hammer and a hard stone such as quartz as a chisel. The surface itself is extremely hard. These exposed rocks are the survivors of hundreds of thousands of years of erosion of the river’s bedrock by forces of water, tremendous floods, ice flows, and water and ice-born debris – everything from rocks to trees.
- Visiting the petroglyphs requires you to climb onto the rocks.
- There is no shade or shelter on the petroglyph rocks.
- Surfaces can be very hot, and there is no protection from storms.
- Bring water and adequate protection from the elements.