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Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site

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This historic site features over 500 rockart designs that are situated on the cliffs and boulders at the base of a 500-foot mesa. Designs include turtles, lizards and bear paws, which are associated with the native cultures of the past.

The half-mile surfaced Little Black Mountain Trail winds its way over the Moenkopi Formation through the petroglyph site. The easy trail provides access to viewing areas containing hundreds of the ancient designs.

The lower slopes at Little Black Mountain are highly eroded sections of the Moenkopi Formation, while higher ledges belong to the Chinle Formation.

Take Quail Hill Road a quarter mile south from the Utah-Arizona state line, turn left on an unnumbered road, and then travel four and a half miles east on a dirt road to the parking area.

Visitors at the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site will also see large blocks of the site's sandstone layer have broken off and tumbled down the slope.

Visitors are asked to use caution while touching and climbing on the boulders, or walking on the delicate soils for those activities speed the disintegration of this unique historic site. They also ask that visitors leave behind arrowheads or other artifacts found at the site and that they do not "chalk" the petroglyths and pictographs.

Telephone 435 688-3200 Fax 435 688-3258