A Must See in Montrose, CO!
History of Shavano Valley
What to See
This petroglyph site has everything from the “tunnel cave”, farm depictions, to a map believed to depict the Shavano Valley.
The iconography (AKA rock art) is well-preserved and very respected in the Montrose community—probably some of the best we have seen in Western Colorado.
The trail is less than a half-mile long. Nonetheless, expect to spend a minimum of two hours here to fully examine the site.
How to Get There
The Shavano Valley Petroglyph site is led by a group of volunteers organized through the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, Colorado. The actual site is protected by a secure fence.
For access call the museum a few days before, request a list of current guides, call a guide of your choice and meet at a pre-determined location. Guides are very appreciative of tips.
For more information pick up one of Carol Patterson’s Shavano Valley Petroglyphs Trail Guides at the Ute Indian Museum, or call (970) 249-3098.