Hanging Mesa is located about 12 miles south of the ghost town of Gold Point, high in the mountains at an elevation of approximately 7500’. There are two ways of getting to the site, but the easiest is the road through and past Gold Point. If you go this route you will want to “waypoint” your route, and not just wing it. Believe me you will save a lot of time by preparing before you make the trip.
This site is high in the mountains, in an out of the way spot which makes me believe that people traveled here for a particular reason. Those reasons may have included ceremonial, but were more than likely were for hunting and gathering.