HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE GAP? NO, NOT THE CLOTHING STORE, THE PAROWAN GAP!
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Parowan Gap, managed by the Cedar City Field Office of the Color Country District, Utah, is a site of great significance. It is believed to house one of the most concentrated collections of petroglyphs in the West, with over 90 panels and 1,500 figures, some possibly dating back almost 5,000 years!
There, you can find a natural rock formation in the shape of a human profile with its mouth open, known as the Overseer. Two times a year you can see the sun enter and leave its sliver of a mouth. This phenomenon occurred earlier this month, March 7-9, when the Overseer spat out the morning sun; which according to some interpretations indicates that the summer sun has come out of its winter home, and warmer weather is coming.
You can witness the Spring Equinox with the Parowan Gap Heritage Foundation as they host their annual event on March 24. Experience this interpreted site for yourself by going to the Parowan Gap, located 15 miles North of Cedar City, UT, or learn more here.