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Off-Road Adventure to Glitter Mountain and Indian Petroglyph's

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Littlefield, US
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Embark on an extraordinary off-road adventure to Glitter Mountain and the Indian Petroglyphs near St. George. Discover a hidden world of archeological and geological wonders that few travellers get to experience. Marvel at the ancient petroglyphs, carved into stone by countless cultures over thousands of years. These boulders hold the secrets of religious traditions, hunting maps, and stories of life from the past. Capture unique photos and try to decipher the meaning of these fascinating markings. Then, journey deeper into the backcountry to witness evidence of mining and the region's rich mineral wealth, including gold, silver, platinum, and the shimmering gypsum found at Glitter Mountain. Wander through the open gypsum mine and find your own piece of glittering treasure to keep as a special souvenir. This thrilling off-road tour is an unforgettable journey into the heart of history and natural beauty.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-7 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Discover the rich mining history at Glitter Mountain
  • Experience off-roading on a specially built side x side
  • Take home a unique piece of glittering gypsum
  • Capture photos of stunning natural and archaeological sites
  • Bottled water
  • Goggles and other off-road clothing

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Introduction

Experience the ultimate off-road adventure in St. George with the Off-Road Adventure to Glitter Mountain and Indian Petroglyphs tour. This tour takes you on a thrilling journey through the stunning landscapes and hidden archeological sites of the area. Discover the fascinating history and culture of the region as you explore the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site, where centuries-old carved expressions of tradition and lore can be found. Continue your adventure deeper into the backcountry, where evidence of mining and grazing can be seen. The highlight of the tour is the visit to Glitter Mountain, an open gypsum mine where you can find your own unique piece of glittering gypsum to take home as a personal souvenir.

What to expect?

During this 180-minute tour, you can expect to embark on a thrilling off-road journey in an off-road side x side vehicle specifically designed for adventurous tours. The tour will take you through an old dirt trail that has been used by Indian cultures and early settlers for thousands of years. At the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site, you will witness ancient expressions of tradition and lore carved into stone, providing a glimpse into the past. Capture the beauty of these well-preserved archeological artifacts and try to decipher their meanings. As you venture deeper into the backcountry, you will encounter evidence of mining and grazing, immersing yourself in the region's rich history and natural resources. Finally, at Glitter Mountain, you will have the exciting opportunity to find your very own sparkling piece of gypsum, a unique keepsake from this extraordinary adventure.

Who is this for?

This off-road adventure is perfect for adventure enthusiasts, history buffs, and nature lovers of all ages. Whether you're a solo traveler seeking a unique experience or a family looking for an exciting outdoor activity, this tour offers something for everyone. The tour is suitable for both beginners and experienced off-road enthusiasts, as the knowledgeable tour guide ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for all. If you have a keen interest in archeology and geological sites, this tour will be a dream come true as you explore the hidden gems of St. George and uncover the secrets of its ancient cultures.

Why book this?

Embark on this off-road adventure to Glitter Mountain and Indian Petroglyphs to experience the thrill of exploring remote landscapes and discovering hidden treasures. This tour offers an exhilarating off-road experience, taking you off the beaten path to explore archeological sites and geological wonders not typically visited by tourists. The chance to witness ancient expressions of tradition and lore carved into stone will ignite your imagination and deepen your understanding of the region's rich history. Moreover, finding your own sparkling piece of gypsum at Glitter Mountain creates a truly personalized souvenir that will forever remind you of this extraordinary adventure. Don't miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural heritage of St. George.

Good to know

This tour will take approximately 180 minutes to complete, providing ample time to explore the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site and Glitter Mountain. The tour begins and ends at a designated meeting point off River Rd. and Southern Pkwy. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes suitable for an off-road adventure. Participants are also advised to bring sunscreen, a hat, and a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning landscapes and ancient artwork. Keep in mind that this tour involves some walking and uneven terrain, so a moderate level of fitness is required. The tour operator ensures the safety and comfort of all participants, providing a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

Reviews

Previous travelers have raved about their experiences on the Off-Road Adventure to Glitter Mountain and Indian Petroglyphs tour. They were captivated by the beauty and historical significance of the sites visited, praising the knowledgeable and friendly tour guides who provided fascinating insights into the area's archeology and geology. Many were thrilled by the opportunity to discover their own unique piece of glittering gypsum at Glitter Mountain, describing it as a one-of-a-kind souvenir and a cherished memory of their adventure. Overall, the tour received glowing reviews with travelers commending its unique blend of adventure, history, and natural beauty. Don't miss out on this incredible experience that will leave you with cherished memories of St. George's hidden gems.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site

We will meet at the location off River Rd. and Southern Pkwy. Begin your experience by buckling into our off road side x side which has been built specifically for off-road tours. Your tour guide will take up to 7 travelers on a journey down an old dirt trail that has been used by Indian cultures and early settlers for thousands of years. Our first stop will be at the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site. Here, you will witness first hand expressions of tradition and lore carved into stone. Religious tradition, hunting maps and stories of life are carved into these boulders that span some 8,000 years and several cultures. This is a short walk into this well preserved archeological preserve that gives you a taste of the past. Here you can try to figure out the meaning of some of these simple and sometimes detailed markings. This is a good place to photograph ancient art.

Glitter Mountain

After leaving the Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site, we will travel deeper into the back country. Over the years, there have been many travelers here. Even today, much of this land is used to graze livestock. You will see evidence of mining in the nearby hills. This land is rich in minerals including gold, silver, platinum and more commonly, gypsum. Gypsum is mined in parts of Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. At Glitter Mountain, an open gypsum mine is available to the public. Pieces of gypsum scattered across the mounds of dirt "glitters" in the sunlight, hence "Glitter Mountain". Here you can find your own special piece of glitter and keep it as a souvenir.

Reviews

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5 (10)

ollysd

This was one of the best tours we’ve ever been on. We were a group of 7. We had so much fun learning about the history of the area and the petroglyphs. My kids loved searching for rocks at glitter mountain. Our guide was friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. I highly recommend!!!

Pavaia2019

This tour is perfect for “older “ adults and families with young kids, in my opinion. I was looking for a tour that wouldn’t be so hardcore or extreme. Mike, the guide and driver, was a lot of fun and I would bet he adapts to all different kinds of personalities. Mike seems to be very knowledgeable and very interested in the petroglyphs. The adventure was definitely worth the cost. My husband and I had the tour all to ourselves! Being from Michigan, the desert and mountainous climates were so different for us and it was nice experiencing the scenery close up.

SuzC123

Fun adventure in the desert! Seeing Petroglyphs, Glittering Rocks, and a cave made for a one of a kind adventure! Mike was a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

I892SKannb

Mike was awesome! We appreciated the goggles because it was dusty. Wear good shoes. Outhouse at first site.

Maps72236

Mike is a very laid back guide and fun to spend a few hours with. Obviously very experienced. The Native American petroglyphs and Mike’s interpretation of them were fascinating. Glitter Mountain was a fun add-on and the ATV ride through the spectacular landscape was the icing on the cake.

Sean_H

What a blast! We had the perfect host and perfect weather. The ride was thrilling and seeing the petroglyphs was amazing. We discussed them and ran around the rocks looking for more. We especially loved seeing the “glittery rocks” and finding them on the trail. Families will love this tour.

delanieLifeisgood

Mike our tour guide was amazing! We had a great experience, the ride was fun, enjoyed the petroglyphs, learned about gypsum and just had an overall fun time. Highly recommend. Be prepared to get a little dusty. Eye protection is a good idea also. Thank you for an awesome adventure! Mom (80 yrs old) loved it! Use Mike's directions, not what your phone gives you, we missed the meet up point, but that was our fault. Highly recommend!

Tour663857

A great 3 Hr ATV experience and tour. Mike really made this activity very special for us. Highly recommend. Will definitely look Mike up when we visit St. George again.

Jeanna_W

Our tour guide, Mike, was the key component to making our tour special. We all had a great time. Our kiddos were very impressed. The scenery was breathtaking. It was worth every cent.

V9324MTjamesm

The guide was great. Gave us some history on the sites and allowed us time to hike around. The equipment was newer and we'll kept. We will do this again.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-26 00:36