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Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

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Rocky Point Rd, Gila Bend, AZ
+1 623-580-5500
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amazing number of petroglyphs

easy to get to, lots of petroglyphs, great bathrooms, wonderful place to picnic. very short and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bnorthseneca
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Seneca, Oregon
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Easy access to remnants of ancient cultures. One of many (though off the beaten path) petroglyph... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ted and Jan W
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Rocky Point Rd, Gila Bend, AZ
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"honor system"
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"small site"
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"ancient history"
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"worth the mile drive"
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"interpretive signs"
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"covered picnic tables"
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"motor home"
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"butterfield stage"
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"fire ring"
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"parking lot"
in 7 reviews
"stretch your legs"
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"great opportunity"
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"small hill"
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"arizona desert"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

easy to get to, lots of petroglyphs, great bathrooms, wonderful place to picnic. very short and easy hike.

Thank bnorthseneca
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy access to remnants of ancient cultures. One of many (though off the beaten path) petroglyph sites in the Gila Bend area.

Thank Ted and Jan W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent the night in Gila Bend and decided to visit Painted Rocks before we went home. I'm glad we did. It's a small site, but there are many petroglyphs within easy view of the path. And for anyone with mobility issues, like me, it's...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

After slogging through this section of I-10 for years, we finally took a worthwhile detour to the Petroglyph Site. Turn north at the big Solar Facility and 15 minutes on a good road will bring you to the small park. A short, flat trail takes...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I loved visiting this site which is about an hour and a half out of Phoenix. For people who live in cities, you will not believe how "out in the middle of nowhere" this is. The petroglyphs are astounding.. They are from 2 different periods,...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

we arrived in mid morning , and a nice day for a walk around , this site is ok for wheelchairs as the gravel path is hard packed and very little incline , a walker would be ok as well , I have bad knees...More

1  Thank ALLENT7V
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Glyphs galore, protected by a trail. Campground nearby, picnic area, ramada and restrooms. Appears to be pet friendly.

Thank shardguard
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This was an amazing sight to visit. Just standing were ancient people stood and appreciating their messages.

Thank Calvin S
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

This is worth a stop. There are lots of early Indian Petroglyphs on numerous rocks all in one area. There are also various settlers art from the 1800’s as well. The park signs about the history are interesting though not quite as accurate as they...More

1  Thank Bill T
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Small site but worth it. The petroglyph site is NOT dog friendly, just FYI, the campground is. Enjoyed seeing them. There has been some damage/vandalism at some point. Fee to get in is $2/vehicle on the honor system. Don't pass it up and you pass...More

Thank jombouy
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WindysageFarmstay
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Response from jombouy | Reviewed this property |
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Maybe 30-45 West.
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