The Parowan Gap is an incredible area with a plethora of prehistorical and historical values. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Parowan Gap includes many petroglyphs of native people, markings from Spanish explorers and 19 th century pioneers. The area today is still used for livestock grazing.
The petroglyphs found at the Gap are speculated to have many possible meanings depending on who interprets them. Sage Grouse, the Utah prairie dog, nesting raptors, lizards, and other animals may be found there along with a variety of vegetation such as spearmint, Brigham tea, sagebrush, rabbitbrush, and pinyon.
Located at the Parowan Gap there is a designated parking area, restroom, benches, large pavilion with picnic tables and interparative panels explaining some of the petroglyphs. You can also walk through the Gap to see the petroglyphs.