See Mollie’s Nipple
“It’s A Butte”
See Mollies Nipple–Climb Mollies Nipple
By Owen Sanders
This pinnacle piercing the skyline
On the crest of the Hurricane Cliffs
Is a vivid, visible landmark
That has sparked many frontier tiffs.
The playful pioneer naming the nipple
Was lost in the annals of time
But Mollies who winced at jabbing jests
Survive in sparkling rhyme!
Breathtaking vistas of awesome charm
Can be seen from the Nipples crest
And silently vie with any view
That is lauded throughout the West!
To clamber like goats to the Nipples Nib
Takes vigor of muscle and wind
And laggards with fleeting devotion
Are left on the trail far behind!
The magic of mind to climb for the crown
Is the goad for gaining a goal;
Should your body grow weary from climbing
Consider the gift to your soul!
Mollies Nipple as seen driving West from Zion National Park. It rises 400 ft. above the crest of the Hurricane Cliffs.
Mollies Nipple as seen entering Hurricane City and the Hurricane Valley from California. The historic Nipple rises 1353 feet above the fertile Hurricane Valley.
Mollies Nipple was given its historic name by pioneer colonizers of Toquerville, Virgin City, Grafton, Rockville, Springdale and other communities along the Rio Virgin. The unique symmetry of this visible Dixie landmark is protected from rapid erosion by a massive capstone of volcanic rock.
Indian throwing sticks for hunting small game, and hardwood fire tongs used to pick up hot stones from camp fires and drop them into pitch lined baskets for cooking purposes, were found in small caves at the base of the Hurricane Cliffs below Mollies Nipple.
Hundred of hikers have climbed to the crest of Mollies Nipple to view a vast circle of breath-taking, colorful, geologic and historic wonders, unmatched by any view in the world!
Pottery shards were found by hikers on top of this butte, indicating Indians likely used this landmark to send up smoke signals to hunting and seed gathering parties.
Take the time to make this scenic climb!