Halloran Springs Petroglyphs

The Halloran Springs petroglyph site is a small site with roughly twenty designs spread out over a quarter of a mile. Many of the glyphs are faded and difficult to make out. Around the basalt outcropping there are numerous rock rings and circles.

Likely a product of the Chemehuevi Indians. They inhabited the lower Colorado River north and west toward Death Valley and west to about the Providence Mountains until after the 1867 war with the Mohave Indians. After the war the Chemehuevi moved closer to modern-day Twentynine Palms.

Another theory is that the Halloran Springs site may have been created by the Anasazi. Evidence has been uncovered that put the Anasazi at Halloran Springs between 500 – 1000 AD in an effort to utilize the areas turquoise resources.

 

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About the author

Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.