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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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Family time!

Great place to take the family for a picnic and family time. Had fun walking the paths and reading... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DsabrinaM
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Gila Bend, Arizona
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Ancient American Art

If you are interested in American history, geology and or ancient native American art it is worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dianajgerrans
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Redwood City, California
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  • Excellent49%
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“honor system” (13 reviews)
“small site” (6 reviews)
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Rocky Point Rd, Gila Bend, AZ
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+1 623-580-5500
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"honor system"
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"small site"
in 6 reviews
"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"
in 2 reviews
"butterfield stage"
in 2 reviews
"fire ring"
in 2 reviews
"parking lot"
in 7 reviews
"stretch your legs"
in 3 reviews
"great opportunity"
in 2 reviews
"small hill"
in 2 reviews
"arizona desert"
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"off the highway"
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"all ages"
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"parking area"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

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 27 March 2018

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 18 March 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

1  Thank cwsullivan53
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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

Thank missmyvw
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Reviewed 27 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

Thank Pamwiltravel
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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 26 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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WindysageFarmstay
18 February 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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dmesa990
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Response from GSUEllice | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30-45 West.
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Ken B
22 January 2015|
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Response from Eileen D | Reviewed this property |
Pets are allowed; check rules...
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