Summary: The Indian Cave in Kodachrome Basin State Park has over a hundred grooves or handprints carved into the sandstone wall outside a shallow overhang. It's not certain that they were made by American Indians.

Along the Panorama Trail, one of the most popular hiking trails in the Kodachrome Basin State Park, is the Indian Cave. The small rock overhang was thought to have been inhabited by Native Americans.

Along the outside wall of the cave are hundreds of what might be grooves or handprints (they resemble hands) “carved” into the wall. Some are very deep, while others are shallow indentations.

Although the Indian Cave is signposted, there’s no protection of the site, no signage, and very little information on the petroglyph site online. It’s likely that the handprints are not very old, and equally likely they were not made by American Indians – but I can’t be sure either way.

Getting to the Indian Cave Hand Petroglyphs

The signposted site is about 0.6 miles (one kilometre) from the start of the Panorama Trail. It’;’s a very short detour off the main track.

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