Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

Parowan Gap

This awesome site is the furthest from St. George on our list, but it made the list because it, like Little Black Mountain & Anasazi Ridge, is covered in the unique ancient rock art. Also, like the other sites, it is believed to be made by many different generations and cultures over thousands of years. This particular canyon is very popular and mysterious because of its alignment with the sun. It is believed to have many carvings related to the seasons, that interplay with the sunlight and its shadows to give them religious, ceremonial, or a calendar-type significance. Check out the following link for more info on the common beliefs of the significance of this site.

http://www.parowangap.org/

 

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

Directions:

From Saint George:

Go North on the I-15 Freeway,

Take Exit 62 at Cedar City/Enoch

Exit Left onto the highway 130 North, continue for approximately 13 miles

Turn Right/East onto Gap Road/12800 North, continue east for approximately 2.5 miles

After driving through the gap(canyon) the main parking area is on the left.

From the North:

Go South on the I-15 Freeway

Take Exit 78 left onto Main Street

Turn Right/West onto 400 North Street/Gap Rd., continue for approximately 9.5 miles

The main parking area is on your right, before you drive into the gap/canyon.

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

 

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs