Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Gila Bend

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#68 of 141 in Wildlife in Arizona
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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 »
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  • 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 and the path is accessible for wheelchairs.. This site will take about an hour to see.
  • Small campground with little charm. Surprising because the petroglyphs are pretty awesome. It's a convenient stopover but not a destination. Some places have strong "vibes" that make them interesting. This place lacked something.
  • Awesome 12,000 yr-old drawings into multicolored volcanic rocks. The drawings look good as new. You can tell how the people were sheltering on the shady side of this hill of rocks. Good info on the park placards. May this side trip--it's worth it!
  • It's okay. Nice place to stop and rest. The petroglyphs are nice to look at but can get boring quick. I would recommend to stop only if it's on your way to some place else. There are also restrooms available.
  • Nice place to stroll along with your dog. Small trail probably a mile round trip. You can even camp here. :)
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