Desert oasis

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Desert oasis

Utah’s Jones Creek offers relief from the heat, and a trip back in time
Jones Creek is a rare trout stream between a federal fish hatchery and popular river running on the Green and Yampa Rivers through Dinosaur National Monument. Shaded by box-elder trees yet nestled in a hot, dry desert canyon, Jones Creek is a rare riparian area and trout stream on the Colorado Plateau.
A river guide for Adrift Adventures of Jensen, Utah, bursts out of the creek after spending a few minutes behind Jacuzzi Falls.
A parent on a rafting trip receives a cold shower below Butt Dam Falls. His children, sitting in the limestone of Ely Creek, temporarily dammed the water before standing up and letting the creek shower down on their dad.
This playful little bighorn sheep with his swept-back horns is a Fremont-style pictogram image centuries old.
A major pictograph panel at Deluge Rock Shelter is the Fremont-style red-ochre image called the Three Chiefs.
A rare pictograph at Deluge Rock Shelter depicts a long distance trader complete with burden basket and tumpline on his forehead. Similar backpacking techniques are still in use in high elevations in South America. The figure is below the man with two feathers pointing right.
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep have been successfully reintroduced in Dinosaur National Monument, and they live along Jones Creek. This female bighorn came down the creek to the river-running camp at Jones Hole I and almost jumped into one of the rafts.

Desert oasis

Jones Creek is a rare trout stream between a federal fish hatchery and popular river running on the Green and Yampa Rivers through Dinosaur National Monument. Shaded by box-elder trees yet nestled in a hot, dry desert canyon, Jones Creek is a rare riparian area and trout stream on the Colorado Plateau.
A river guide for Adrift Adventures of Jensen, Utah, bursts out of the creek after spending a few minutes behind Jacuzzi Falls.
A parent on a rafting trip receives a cold shower below Butt Dam Falls. His children, sitting in the limestone of Ely Creek, temporarily dammed the water before standing up and letting the creek shower down on their dad.
This playful little bighorn sheep with his swept-back horns is a Fremont-style pictogram image centuries old.
A major pictograph panel at Deluge Rock Shelter is the Fremont-style red-ochre image called the Three Chiefs.
A rare pictograph at Deluge Rock Shelter depicts a long distance trader complete with burden basket and tumpline on his forehead. Similar backpacking techniques are still in use in high elevations in South America. The figure is below the man with two feathers pointing right.
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep have been successfully reintroduced in Dinosaur National Monument, and they live along Jones Creek. This female bighorn came down the creek to the river-running camp at Jones Hole I and almost jumped into one of the rafts.
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