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Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

#1 of 4 things to do in Gila Bend Features Animals
Rocky Point Rd, Gila Bend, AZ
+1 623-580-5500
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Interesting stop to examine these rocks

We enjoyed a brief stop to look at the petroglyph and thought about those that used these rocks to... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Walker S
San Diego, California
Nice stop

Just 11 miles off the highway, Painted Rock is a nice side trip. It's a small outcropping of... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Katherine N
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Rocky Point Rd, Gila Bend, AZ
+1 623-580-5500
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

We enjoyed a brief stop to look at the petroglyph and thought about those that used these rocks to records their passage. Good brief stop.

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Just 11 miles off the highway, Painted Rock is a nice side trip. It's a small outcropping of rocks, so little ones, the elderly, or wheelchair bound can easily navigate around it due to the paths. It does have a bathroom. Great way to take...More

Thank Katherine N
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It is well worth the 11 mile drive off of I-8 to see them. Be aware that there is a $2 dollar charge to park and you will need the exact money to put into an envelope and then "post" it.

Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 24 March 2017 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
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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...More

3  Thank PEIOAD
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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...More

2  Thank reekas
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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...More

3  Thank Lisamac979
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Thank Candice S
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far is this from Space Age restaurant?
11 July 2015|
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Response from GSUEllice | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30-45 West.
Ken B
A review on this site says you can not bring a pet into this park. Is that true? We have a 30' 5tth self-contained 5th wheel trailer and a 5 pound poodle. Will we be allowed in there?
22 January 2015|
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Response from Calsur | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Charlie. It's an honor system payment and I've never seen anyone there. Worth the minimal risk.