Northwest Colorado

Carrot Men Pictographs

Off in western Colorado is a small canyon that cuts through sandstone with a unique set of blue and red pictographs.

Shaped like carrots, these "Carrot Men", are believed to have been created by the Archaic peoples somewhere between 3000BCE and 100CE years ago. The square shoulders and tapering body pictographs are categorized as the Barrier Canyon Style. Fremont and Ute peoples left their marks here too. The blue pigment is possibly from azurite and the red from an iron-bearing ore.

Please respect this very special site. Take only photographs and leave only footprints.

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