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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  • We took a overnight night trip here in our RV. Camping is allowed nearby. There is a pathway to walk around and up a small hill to see the many rocks that an ancient Indian tribe. The painted rocks ar...  more »
  • Visit this place in the Arizona desert, as people have been doing for thousands of years. It also has a camping area.  more »
  • Super easy access only about 20 mins right off the interstate. We were traveling from Tucson to San Diego and this was a great little mid way stop and stretch. Really cool Petroglyphs and nice short l...  more »
  • My brother and I found this place during a cross country try trip from San Diego to Virgina. If you happen to be nearby, you should take the time to check out this place. Just a couple of rules before you go. 1 No pets. 2 Do not pick up or touch the rocks. 3 Stay on the path. (Plenty of signs to remind you of this one.) In general just be respectful and enjoy the view.
  • I love that efforts have been made to preserve these, and appreciated the chance to learn about them. This site is 11 miles off the beaten path, so if you're expecting more than a pile of volcanic rock written/drawn on by this land's indigenous peoples, you could be disappointed. If you have no expectations, it's a nice peek into a time before Europeans overran the land. Also, there are numerous picnic tables (with grills) in the vicinity, a few of which are even under shelters, and there is a latrine. A mere $2 per car is requested, and there is even a campground nearby.
  • This was really great. It is very accessible and easy to find. It's a bit off the road but well worth the extra time.
  • Painted rock is a great place to see hundreds of petroglyphs without having to work hard. I camped overnight, great place for spring camping trip. Camp sites and toilets are fantastic because host does such a great job
  • Great site for petroglyphs. So sad that people graffiti the site. It's 11 miles off the 8 but worth it for a little side trip.

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