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Indian Trail Hieroglyphs – Ogden Utah
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Overview
Location

Ogden Utah - Northern Utah

Sights

Hieroglyphs

Distance

About 1.1 miles round trip

Parking Lot Elevation

4743 ft

Summit Elevation

5040 ft

Elevation Gain/Loss

297 ft

Time Required

<1 hour

Pets

Allowed

Fees

None

Water Info

Bring a bottle of water

Best Season

Spring, summer, fall

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

No shade along trail

Trail Condition

Trail is clear and visible. Dirt path

Restrooms

None

Visitor Center

None

Camping

N/A

Food

Bring snacks as needed

Equipment

Bring a bag for food and water

GPS Coordinates:

Trailhead: 41° 13.605’N, 111° 55.843’W

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Driving Directions

Just head to 22nd street in Ogden and go as far east as you can. You will come to a parking lot where the trailhead is located.

The Trail:

The trail starts at 22nd street in Ogden and it quickly rises up to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

The start of the trail has a small pavilion with information about the trail.

The start of the trail has a small pavilion with information about the trail.

The hieroglyphs are up around several large boulders.

The hieroglyphs are up around several large boulders.

Once I was where I thought the trail was to the hieroglyphs I just went straight up the mountain a few hundred yards.  The trail was tricky since there was about 8 inches of snow on the ground but I managed to see where the outline of the trail was for the most part.

After about 150 yards you will see several large boulders.  You are now very close.  Continue to follow the trail for about another 30 yards or so and you will wind around to the rock that has the carvings on it.

You can see the hieroglyphs in this picture. They are half-covered in snow

You can see the hieroglyphs in this picture. They are half-covered in snow

The carvings are facing south and the trail just goes right up to it.

The hieroglyphs are definitely not Native American.  They could however be from aliens!

If you look at them closely you can see that they are chiseled, probably by a bored local.  If I had to guess by the time frame, I would say that these are probably made in the last 10-15 years.

Indian Trail Hieroglyphs

Indian Trail Hieroglyphs

Indian Trail Hieroglyphs

Indian Trail Hieroglyphs

Someone has already defaced these by adding their own "hieroglyphs".

Someone has already defaced these by adding their own “hieroglyphs”.

The Return:

Head back towards your car the same way you came.

Personal Thoughts:

If you just so happen to be in the area you can stop by and check these out.  I thought they were kind of neat.

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