CHIDAGO PETROGLYPHS
California Tourist Guide and Destinations
FISH SLOUGH / VOLCANIC TABLELAND
(Area of Critical Environmental Concern)
Chidago Petroglyphs
Chalfant Petroglyphs
Fish Slough Petroglyphs
Red Canyon Petroglyphs
We have been able to find limited information
about these petroglyphs. Will update this page
as we know more details... you can check with
the BLM in Bishop for information.

CHIDAGO PETROGLYPHS
Petroglyphs on Fish Slough Road / Road#3V01
LATITUDE: N 37°34.290
LONGITUDE: W 118°25.060
(About 15 miles north from Bishop, CA)

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

Fence blocking vehicle access to the petroglyphs.

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

Newspaper Rock
Newspaper Rock
Click image for larger view to see the petroglyphs

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

Across the road and a little ways south are some
more recent graffiti and tags... they are kind of
impressive in their own way.

Old Graffiti Tags
Dated from...

Old Graffiti Tags
Dated from 1904

Old Graffiti Tags
From 1894...
This is our favorite graffiti...

Old Graffiti Tags
More recent Graffiti... .

Best photos in the afternoon

CHALFANT PETROGLYPHS
Petroglyphs on Hwy.6
About 17 miles north from Bishop.
LATITUDE: N 37°34.838
LONGITUDE: W 118°23.796

FISH SLOUGH PETROGLYPHS
Petroglyphs on Fish Slough Road / Road#3V01
Small area with limited petroglyphs.
LATITUDE: N 37°30.796
LONGITUDE: W 118°24.897
(About 11 miles north from Bishop, CA)

RED CANYON PETROGLYPHS
Petroglyphs at the junction of Chidago Canyon
Road and Fish Slough Road.
LATITUDE: N 37°39.058
LONGITUDE: W 118°26.133

CA License Plate#7V63087
White truck with dog in back
Threw their garbage bags on ground...
At least the ravens had fun tearing the bags
to shreds and had a good meal in the process.

PHOTO HERE
Who would destroy old Indian petroglyphs?
Seems it is a popular activity.

Petroglyphs used for Target Practice
Petroglyphs used for target practice. That is
when they're not removing the petroglyphs
to sell on the Black Market. (Photo from
Fish Slough Petroglyphs)

Removal of Petroglyphs
Removal of Petroglyphs... see saw blade marks.
(Photo from Red Canyon Petroglyphs)

We only saw one other person all day...
Saturday June 9, 2007

DIRECTIONS:
From Bishop, CA
Take Hwy.6 to Milepost#19
Turn on Chidago Canyon Road / Road#3S53
Petroglyphs are 3.5 miles at the junction
of Chidago Canyon Road and Fish Slough
You will see them on the left. There is a parking
area with trails around the rock formations.
More petroglyphs going south on Fish Slough Road.

MORE DIRECTIONS:
From Bishop, CA
Take Hwy.6 north to Five Bridges Road
Take Five Bridges about 2 miles
Turn right on Fish Slough Road
First Petroglyph Site about 7 1/2 miles
Continue north on Fish Slough Road
and there are more Petroglyph Sites.

MAP
Personal hand drawn map

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Maintained dirt roads with wash boards.
There are some sandy areas.
Stay on the main roads

Five Bridges Road and Fish Slough Road
Trees and Desert Aggregates near the junction
of Five Bridges Road and Fish Slough Road

Five Bridges Road and Fish Slough Road
Fish Slough Road is paved about a mile
Photo at junction of Five Bridges Road.

Summer temperatures over 100 degrees
Be prepared and carry plenty of water.

ARCHES OF RED ROCK CANYON
Red Rock Canyon is just a couple miles west
from the main petroglyph site on Chidago Road.
There are natural arches throughout the red rock
formations...

Whitney Portal Arch
Whitney Portal Arch

ARCHES OF ALABAMA HILLS
There are hundreds of natural arches in
the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, CA

INYO NATIONAL FOREST
Information including Free Campgrounds

Chalk Bluff Road
Chalk Bluff Road

Owens River
Owens River from Chalk Bluff Road

Drinking water at Pleasant Valley Campground.
Take Chalk Bluff Road to Pleasant Valley Road.
You will see a hand pump in main campground.

TOURIST PHOTOS

CAMPGROUNDS IN THE USA
Free campgrounds in the USA

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