Address: Old Gypsum Crystal Mine, Littlefield, AZ 86432


Glitter mountain as it is sometimes called The Old Gypsum Mine, or Sparkle Mountain, and is about a 25 minute drive from St. George and is just across the Arizona border. The mountain is more like a mound of dirt that is covered in pieces of gypsum that glitters when the sun is shining and then a large pit where you can see the gypsum in the ground. The owner of the mineral rights has asked that visitors just enjoy the site from outside the pit, but there are plenty of small pieces on the ground for you to take as a souvenir. This is a fun and interesting outing especially for kids!

***Please read this update on site access before going***


From Warner Valley Exit

  • Head East on Warner Valley Road
  • Take the first Right onto the dirt frontage road
  • Continue South for about 3 miles to a fork in the road
  • Stay to the Left and continue 1 mile to another fork in the road
  • Turn Right and cross over the dry wash
  • Continue South for .7 miles to another fork in the road
  • Stay Left. This will be Sunshine Trail Rd
  • Continue on Sunshine Trail Rd for 1 mile and Glitter Mountain will be on the Right!
  • Hours

    Daylight Hours

  • Cost



  • Address

    Address: Old Gypsum Crystal Mine, Littlefield, AZ 86432

  • Distance from St George

    Approximately 13 miles


12 replies
  1. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    These directions were spot on! Thanks.
    We stayed out of the pit for safety, used just a small tool to dig a little, paid for our bucket & had a great time!

    • Tim LeBaron
      Tim LeBaron says:

      Chris, this is more of a pull in and enjoy area than it is a hike… That being said, there is a decent into the pit that can be a little strenuous for someone who is pregnant. The road to the site can be a little rough in areas as well, that might not be too enjoyable for her. Fun site to explore though! Let us know if you decide to check it out!

  2. Art
    Art says:

    This site is not open to the public.. it is an active mining claim and has been for years. anyone going there and taking rocks is Claim Jumping


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