Desert Mountain Site 4

Round Trip Distance: 0.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 4875 - 4930 feet
Cellphone: 0-3 bars
Time: 45 mins.
Trailhead: Desert Mtn. Rd. mm 2.6
Fee: none
Attractions: petroglyphs

Desert Mountain Site 4 is the last of four petroglyph sites that come up as you drive west along a primitive road that wraps around the foothills on the south side of Desert Mountain. The area is located about 26 miles due north of Delta, Utah.

Site 4 is right at 1 mile past Site 3 at a spot where the road comes close to a point of the ridge that rises high above the valley floor.

The main group of petroglyphs are only a few feet from the road.

An image with legs but no arms.

This looks like a target or shield with feathers or streamers.

This images is on top of a large flat slab. The armless image might be 5 feet long. There are probably more than a dozen other images scattered all around the same surface.

A closer look.

There are a few more petroglyphs on an east facing slab that is higher up on the side of the hill. Head toward the 2 slanted, or split, rocks in this photo.

Some of the images are pretty faded but others are visible from the road below.

There are more than a half dozen bighorn in this image including one that is upside down.

Desert Mountain Site 4 and Site 1 are probably the most well know stops along this side of Desert Mountain. There should be at least 3 other sites somewhere around the Desert Mountain area. They are ones that we have seen photos of but didn't spend enough time to discover. The area is pretty easy to access and all the sites that we found can be seen within a couple of hours. If you would like to see them for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.