Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, Glendale

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The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, formerly known as the Deer Valley Rock Art Center,[1] is a 47-acre nature preserve featuring over 1500 Hohokam, Patayan, and Archaic petroglyphs visible on approximately 600 basalt boulders in the Deer Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. Located in the Hedgpeth Hills area, it is only one of 5 major petroglyph concentrations found in the Phoenix area.

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  • This little preserve is part of Arizona State University. There was a nice introductory gallery. Then we followed a paved path until we reached a hill with petroglyphs scattered all over a jumble of.....  more »
  • Very interesting and doesn’t take long. We saw snakes, lizards and birds both live and drawn! The area is well maintained and the plants are beautiful  more »
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  • Wouldn't call this a fun place to go but it is certainly diverting and educational. It is very interesting. They have students and faculty from the University there to answer questions. They have a lovely gift shop too. I wouldn't go there in the summer fir two reasons: the trail to see the petroglyphs is VERY hot, no shade at all, and their hours are very abbreviated. Go in the winter or spring.
  • Short, easily accessible path with dozens if not hundreds of petroglyphs visible (depends on time of day and weather)

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