Picture Canyon Pictographs

Well-named Picture Canyon floated to the top of my list of places to go in late 2021.

Hikers have rediscovered this canyon at the southern end of the Sheep Range (and inside of the Desert Wildlife Refuge) in recent years in their search for missing long-distance hiker Kenny Veach. He disappeared somewhere near here in 2014 searching for a cave he discovered on an earlier hike. His cell phone was found at a small mining prospect at the north end of Joe May Canyon which is connected to this canyon by a loop trail.


There is an interesting array of faded pictographs and petroglyphs in the canyon here: Bighorn sheep, deer, figures, sunbursts, spirals, war shields, hand prints, and even a checkerboard! They are hard to see though. Years of wind and storms have covered them with dust and mud. I've used the DStretch app to bring out the details in them. Please respect them.