If there is any “flat” to Yant Flat, I didn’t find it. It might better be called Yant “Kinda-sorta-almost-level-in-some-places” Flat.
The BLM spared no expense laying out a warm red carpet welcome for visitors with a single marker at the trail head. On a good day, the dirt parking area might hold three cars.
Yant Flat is a little known gem in extreme SE Utah very near St. George.
It has a lot in common with other better known sites like White Pocket, Yellow Rock or Coyote Buttes. Yant is about 120 miles west of them.
An interesting tidbit about Yant Flat is that it’s a virtually unknown world class geologic photo site within sight of a fairly large town.
Yant is high up on a cliff edge. It can be seen from St George if you look closely, but you cannot drive strait to it.
Interesting features include petrified sand dunes from a long bygone epoch. Some look like odd shaped pieces fit together like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
It has great swirls of contrasting reds and whites and other unexpected wonders.
On the way out I tried one of my famous shortcuts that often turn into longcuts. This longcut across the top of Yant Flat only added about 8/10ths of a mile in extra hiking.
However, on the longcut I did find an interesting coyote skeleton and encountered another wandering horse seeking treats that I did not have.