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How to reach the site

To reach the Great Stone Face, travel 138 miles southwest of Salt Lake City to Delta on either U.S. 6 from Santaquin or U-132/125 out of Nephi. Head west from Delta on U.S. 6 toward Hinckley. Turn left (south) on U-257, six miles west of Delta, going past Deseret and Fort Deseret. After traveling 5.7 miles on U-257, watch for a small sign pointing the way to "Great Stone Face."

Turn right (west) on a good, graded gravel road. The road heads through some private farming areas and over one cattleguard. After about five miles, the route curves south around a hill and a half-mile later turns east into a small canyon. The road ends at a large turnaround loop. The Great Stone Face is on the top of the hill to the east, accessible by a steep and rugged 200-yard trail.

Visitors should plan on about a one-hour side trip, off the paved highway, for this excursion. In wet weather the road may still be passable by car, but the west end could be muddy, so trucks or four-wheel-drive vehicles may be wise.

No water or restrooms are available near the site.

The dark color of the rock may make this area hot in the summer. Spring or fall may be the best seasons to visit.