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Sand to Snow National Monument

Black Lava Butte and Flat Top Mesa addition hike 

Los Vientos Hideaway is lucky to be situated on the border of the Sand to Snow National Monument Black Lava Butte and Flat Top Mesa addition. This hike rivals any found in Joshua Tree National Park and almost no one knows about it. You are not likely to see anyone else on this hike. Remember to bring some water and a hat in warm weather. And please tread lightly in these beautiful natural surroundings.


Directions:

Walk directly down the driveway and go right down Boulder Drive and it’ll curve around, you will see a trailhead on the left. 

Walk up that trail and on the first boulders you come to on your right (about a 10 minute walk) you will find incredible petroglyphs on the boulders. Also look for the bedrock mortar (a bowl carved into the rock). Continue on through the canyon for one of the most beautiful hikes you have ever seen! Look for footprints that head off the trail to discover more ancient petroglyphs, carvings and bedrock mortars/metates.