Today Noelle and I took a drive west of Hot Springs to Craven Canyon. I’d been there before during the winter I had worked at Wind Cave and I wanted to show the rock art to Noelle. It sure is a pretty drive out there. The landscape looks more like something one might find in southern Utah than in South Dakota. There are a lot of bright red sandstone cliffs and canyons. We parked just outside of a ranch, then hiked in to the rock art. The site contains both pictographs and petroglyphs.
I had never been to Red Canyon before, but had heard that there’s some rock art to be seen there, alongside the road. After a few miles of driving through the canyon, past interesting little ranches, mines, and other unknown features, we spotted some chalked petroglyphs along the right side of the road.