Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Gila Bend

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Painted Rock Petroglyph Site is located in Gila Bend. See Painted Rock Petroglyph Site and all Gila Bend has to offer by arranging your trip with our Gila Bend road trip planner.
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  • This is worth a stop. There are lots of early Indian Petroglyphs on numerous rocks all in one area. There are also various settlers art from the 1800’s as well. The park signs about the history are in...  more »
  • Small site but worth it. The petroglyph site is NOT dog friendly, just FYI, the campground is. Enjoyed seeing them. There has been some damage/vandalism at some point. Fee to get in is $2/vehicle on t...  more »
  • This is hallowed ground. This is history. This is beauty. And you can feel the energy all through your body. I wish I could have stayed for hours to meditate and vegetate and maybe camp overnight. I w...  more »
  • This was my first visit to this site. the signs were easy to follow when you leave state route 8 and head north. Take time to read the signs at the site to see the history of the site and the area around it. Please do not destroy or remove anything from the site, none of it can be replaced! I suggest you get to the site early in the morning or around sunset since the petroglyphs are hard to photograph when the sun is overhead. The restrooms are clean ans the path is accessible to all people. This site will talk about an hour to see.
  • Cool to see so many petroglyphs in one little place. The camp hosts kept pit toilets clean. They constantly reminded visitors to stay on the trails, not on the enticing rocks. It's nice to see someone protecting this little gem of history. If you've seen petroglyphs before, you will find a greater collection here. This is also located on an multi time historical location. Worth seeing if you are on hwy 8...but don't miss the turn off.
  • Although interesting, it is a long drive to find No Dogs allowed signs. Nipped my whole day in the bud. Spent 5 min looking and now I'm off. Can't leave the dog in the car.
  • How do u rate nature so peaceful the stars preformed beautifully we only stayed one night but would go back
  • Well if you're interested in petroglyphs is it a good place to visit it's basically a little mountain with some petroglyphs on the rocks there is also a campground but I didn't stay in it

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