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Black Rock Mt., Drill Hole Loop Rd.

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Panorama, Black Rock Mountain
Map of Red Hills, Utah
   Really nice way to spend a day in the desert. We've all seen those antennas on top of a high mountain. But did you ever think about going up there? Heck of a view. On the way we took a side detour, "yellow track", around the Drill Hole Loop Rd.
   The track shown here in "green" is the road up to the top of the mountain and the antennas. The last part of this road is for 4 wheel drive only travel. Very steep and a lot of loose rock when you get near the top. If narrow roads and heights bother you then this might not be a trip you'd want to go on.

A few short clips of the trip around Drill Hole Loop Rd.

A view from the top!

   The town of Parowan is just off the center to the right and back against the mountains in the background. The Little Salt Lake is barely visible on the left hand side of this pano in the valley. There are a lot of roads to explore on differnt sections of this daytrip. Look at the topo at the top of this page for a reference.

A few photos from the trip.

   The photos above will give you an idea of the vaired scenery you'll see along the way on this trip in the desert. The last part of the climb up the mountain is not for the weak hearted, so take care. It is worth the time to get up there. Keep an eye peeled for wildlife, as this is a great place to see Eagle's nesting in the spring.

Wikimapia Map

Interactive Map of the area -- Black Rock Antennas are located here.

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   This is a really fun trip with a few minor challenges and some great rewards. Take a camera!
   Another trip into this same area can be found
HERE  
 Parowan Gap is also just north of
HERE
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