Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site is an easy, short hike near St. George on the Arizona Strip. The BLM-managed site contains 500 petroglyphs that date back 6,000 years.
The petroglyphs are found scattered on sandstone boulders (Moenkopi Formation) that have fallen from Little Black Mountain, a heavily eroded mesa that looms 500 feet above.
This is a sacred and unique site that provides a window into the past Native American cultures that lived here. Please enjoy responsibly.
- Distance: 1 mile out and back
- Hike Time: 1-2 hours
- Elevation Gain: < 100 feet
- Fee: Free
- Dogs: Yes
- Difficulty: Easy
Hiking the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site
This hardly qualifies as a hike. It’s more of a saunter at the base of Little Black Mountain. It makes for a great family-friendly adventure. Our toddler had a blast stomping around the petroglyphs!
A few paces northeast from the parking lot, the trail splits into two directions. You can bear left or right first, but both sides are worth seeing. The jumbled boulders are chock full of petroglyphs all along the trail.
The trailhead for Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site is off of BLM 1124, a 2WD dirt road. To access it, get on the Southern Parkway and take Utah exit 7. Head east on Warner Valley Road and take the first right onto 4700 east, a 2WD dirt road. Continue for 3.1 miles then turn onto Uzona Ave (another 2WD dirt road). Follow it another 1.2 miles to a dirt parking lot on the right.
More Great Hikes Near St. George
- Elephant Arch
- Kanarraville Falls
- Yant Flat to Candy Cliffs
- Hellhole Canyon
- Whiterocks Amphitheater
- Enepitsi Trail
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