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Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

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Address: Rocky Point Rd, Gila Bend, AZ
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+1 623-580-5500
07:30 - 16:15
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:15

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Gem spot for Petroglyphs

We were on our way to Tucson and saw the sign to Painted Rock. Decided to go on a whim. Wow what a wonderful surprise. Very easy walk around to see hundreds of clear clean... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on our way to Tucson and saw the sign to Painted Rock. Decided to go on a whim. Wow what a wonderful surprise. Very easy walk around to see hundreds of clear clean petroglyphs. Great descriptions of what you are seeing.

1 Thank DBrown92264
Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is about 10 miles off Interstate 8 and is definitely worth the drive. There is an honor system fee of $2.00 per car load. The trail is about 1/2 mile and takes about 45 minutes to slowly walk, observe, and read the self-directed notations. If you turn to the right, the first half of the tour is kind... More 

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Bayfield, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Painted Rock Petroglyph Park is an easy 20 minute drive off of Hwy 8 East of Gila Bend. Park entry is on an honours system. It's an easy walk to and around the Petroglyphs (wheelchair accessible) from the parking lot. Picnic tables and washrooms are nearby. The many ancient rock carvings and drawings have remarkably survived thousands of years in... More 

2 Thank reekas
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To start off this review, Trip Advisor says it is only open Monday-Friday 7:30 am-4:15 pm. Google says it is open 7 days a week, 24 hours. Also the listed phone number for the place is no longer in service, so don't bother calling it . Upon arriving we noticed there aren't any gates or signage stating hours so I... More 

2 Thank Lisamac979
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The petroglyph site is a 15-20 drive off of the main highway. It is all paved and easily navigated by any vehicle or motor home. The fee is only two dollars per carload and free parking . The parking lot is adjacent to the site which is accessible by anyone including the disabled. Very interesting slice of ancient history including... More 

Thank Mike B
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Petroglyphs are always intriguing because you start to think about the people who lived in the area hundreds of years ago. The painted rocks themselves are a very short walk from the large parking lot. They are bunched together, so the walk around the rock pile is not long. There are benches around the area. While the petroglyphs bring people... More 

Thank Candice S
Eveleth, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a historian there that gave us more info of the site then was available on the signs. You could hear the passion he has for the history of the area.

Thank Marcie S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Really nice primitive camping with small historical site and trail. Campsites have a fire ring and concrete table. Over 50 really large pretty level sites. No water or dump. About 12 miles off highway on good road.

Thank David C
Camano Island, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

It only takes about 20 minutes to get around the large pile of rocks with all the petroglyphs on them. It's an easy walk around the rocks. There is a Campground with large level spot for $8 a night suitable for even the largest r v. The road is paved and the quiet is wonderful.

1 Thank islandgems
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Small site near Gila Bend, Az. worth visiting en route to Phoenix, Yuma, San Diego, etc. I wouldn't make a special trip of more than an hr. or so, although these petroglyphs are impressive. Some of the site has been defaced.

Thank dave a

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