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Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

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interesting historical site with dry camping nearby honor system $2.00 parking

easy access to and from interstate has picnic tables and outbuildings. many petroglyphs. you can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dorndox
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Jamul, California
An interesting snapshot of history

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site is well worth the little detour off of Interstate 8 outside of Gila... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charles C
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Yuma, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

easy access to and from interstate has picnic tables and outbuildings. many petroglyphs. you can walk right next to these but please stay on the trails.

Thank dorndox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site is well worth the little detour off of Interstate 8 outside of Gila Bend. You'll see not only petroglyphs, but inscriptions from the Mormon Battalion era. Very cool. What's not cool? Defacing the site or littering. It's a shame that still...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is not too far out of the way from Interstate 8 west of Gila Bend. Interesting paintings but rather jumbled on each other. No real rhyme to the paintings. Easy walk about. Shaded tables with barbecues and restrooms. Doesn't take long but the...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed June 30, 2018

I have driven by this exit numerous times and noticed the Petroglyph sign. It is west of Gila Bend on I8 and the rocks are about 11 miles off the road on a paved desert highway. There are bathrooms and parking along with picnic tables...More

Thank Todd L
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Fortunately, it was cloudy when I visited. Not too hot and no snakes were seen. There aren't so many petroglyphs on one side of the site, but the other side is loaded. Probably thousands easily visible. Good picnic spot and restrooms available.

Thank subterranean_jack
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Great place to take the family for a picnic and family time. Had fun walking the paths and reading everything on display! Kids had a blast climbing the little mountain as well.

Thank DsabrinaM
Reviewed May 16, 2018

If you are interested in American history, geology and or ancient native American art it is worth the 22 mile round trip off of Hwy 8 to visit this site.

Thank dianajgerrans
Reviewed April 17, 2018

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

1  Thank bnorthseneca
Reviewed March 27, 2018

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

1  Thank Ted and Jan W
Reviewed March 18, 2018

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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WindysageFarmstay
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Eileen D | Reviewed this property |
No, but it is until you reach the campground.
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Response from GSUEllice | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30-45 West.
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Ken B
January 21, 2015|
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Response from Eileen D | Reviewed this property |
Pets are allowed; check rules...
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