Although other peoples used the shelter, the rock art at Sheep Shelter seems to be Fremont. The excavation of the shelter and adjacent area to the south revealed evidence of human occupation to a level of 7 feet below the present surface, A hearth at the bottom level was used about 3700 B.C.. The layers above it showed occasional use from the Archaic through the Fremont period. The petroglyphs in Sheep Shelter show Fremont figures. On the back wall is a line that extends the entire width of the shelter. The panel on the lip of the ceiling seems to be a hunting scene possibly observed from Sheep Shelter and drawn in a place where the area drawn could be seen. The desert big horn sheep seem to be grazing at the canyon bottom, except for one that is drinking in the creek and can be seen with its reflection.
SHEEP SHELTER—OUTSIDE PANEL
From the entrance of Sheep Shelter there is another panel on a cliff face to the west. This panel seems to be much like other hunting scenes in Clear Creek Canyon. The line with the four dots on one end above it is possibly showing the weapon used in killing the animals and is a picture of an atlatl without the spear. The meandering line is possibly a map showing the location of Sheep Shelter.