Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site
- Address: Littlefield, AZ 86432, USA, St George, United States
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Located around 25 kilometres from St. George, a short hike from the parking takes you to the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site that has around 500 rock cut designs carved on massive outcrops. The carvings depict turtles, insects, human figures, lizards, bear paws, unique symbols like that of the sun and short messages that are believed to have a religious significance. The hike itself is rather beautiful and easy with the stunning red sandstone (some sections show intense erosion that has created small openings in the parent rock) that makes you believe you are walking on Mars! The wildlife of the place includes rattlesnakes, scorpions and black widow. Be careful about where your step lands. The occasional wildflowers show up with saltbush, indigo bush and Mormon tea around the hiking trail. The place is also one of the most scenic places for taking photographs.
Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks. Wearing sturdy shoes and sunscreen will help.
Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site Hours
- Recommended time of arrival: 8.00 am – 3.00 pm
How to Reach Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site
- By Taxi
- By renting a Bike.
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Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site Reviews & Ratings
There are lots if petroglyphs within easy walking distance of there parking lot. This is a great place to bring kids because of how short it is. It is a dirt road to get there for the last few miles, but any car with normal clearance should make it just fine. It would be a very difficult road if there has been significant rain recently.
Several miles of dirt road access fyi. Great desert landscapes in 360 degrees. Brief and easy walking trails and an outhouse. Variety of petroglyphs dating back 8000 years.
Nature in all it's glory. Utah and Arizona are so under-rated. If you have some time, this isn't too far off the main road and totally worth the drive. I don't really even think you need an offroading vehicle because the gravel is so even.
Very cool! We at first got lost on the way here as it took us a roundabout way through the desert. I eventually found the right spot while looking at photos of the mountain so be aware of that! Be sure to bring plenty of water and supplies as it was very very hot out here in the middle of July. If our car got stuck or had broken down we would have been in a whole heap of trouble. Other than that the petroglyphs are super cool! There are tons of them and all kinds of cool designs as well. This place is not well known and there was only one other family besides us. Very neat little place, especially if trying to avoid the crowds of places like Zion and Bryce.
Great remote petroglyph site. Spectacular dessert scenery. Well maintained site.