The Coyote Gulch / Murphy’s Well site is located a short distance from the popular Inscription Canyon and Black Canyon petroglyph sites. Native people lived in this region because the now dry lakes once provided life-sustaining food and water. The large number of petroglyphs that line both Inscription & Black Canyons were likely placed there because the canyons were part of a route that connected Harper Lake with the Superior Lakes in the north.
There are a number of smaller sites located in the vicinity of Opal Mountain, Coyote Gulch being one of the them. This site has roughly 30 petroglyphs scattered over a short distance. Some vandalism has taken place here, but far less than the more high-profile sites in Black and Inscription Canyon.