|We walked right by this dude the first time around -- can you spot him on top right?|
We hiked through just a very small portion of the 300,000 acres, but this specific area of the Monument is home to hundreds of petroglyphs. We found about that many on this beautiful sunny December afternoon.
|JJ explains to his brother the meaning off all this|
|wonderful rock wall filled with art|
|There he is! Falling Man.|
|La la la hop skip and jump (meanwhile some really cool petroglyphs)|
|This awesomeness is called "Newspaper Rock"|
|My favorite way to spend life.|
|Art on ledges|
|This panel is called 21 Goats. It was a bit off the beaten path -- but an awesome little side trip|
|Best day! note the cool glyphs as we walk away :)|
I-15 S to 5 miles past Mesquite to exit 112 (Riverside/Bunkerville exit). Left at stop sign towards Bunkerville. After about 3 miles, the road/minor highway crosses the Virgin River and immediately past the bridge crossing the river is an intersection which is unmarked. The road is Gold Butte Road. Continue for 20 miles. The turn off will be on the right hand side (dirt/rough road).
After 1.2 miles on the dirt road it forks. Take the left fork and continue another .7 miles to the parking area surrounded by a wooden fence. Trail starts here!