Petroglyphs at Horsethief Butte


When the reservoirs were formed on the Columbia River behind the large dams, existing petroglyphs on the lower rocks were submerged under the rising water.

However, some of the ancient artwork was saved and is now displayed very naturally along a walkway near Horsethief Butte.

It’s well worth a visit.

Vandals! Why do they have to rob the rest of us from access to beautiful areas?

Vandals! Why do they have to rob the rest of us from access to beautiful areas?

Petroglyph

Petroglyphs

California Poppy

California Poppy

Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs

Parking area near the Columbia RIver

Parking area near the Columbia RIver

Lupine

Lupine

Basalt cliffs rearing above the Columbia RIver

Rimrock cliffs rearing above the Columbia River

Petroglyph

Petroglyph

Salsify

Salsify

 

Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs

 

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