Fodor's Expert Review Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

North Central Phoenix Indigenous Sight
Any visit to Arizona requires a viewing of petroglyphs, and the Deer Valley Rock Art Center is one of the best in the state. Its proximity to the Valley makes it a no-brainer stop, and it's the largest concentration of ancient petroglyphs in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Some 1,500 of the cryptic symbols are here, left behind by Native American cultures that lived in the Valley (or passed through) during the last 1,000 years. After watching a video about the petroglyphs, pick up a pair of binoculars ($1) and an informative trail map and set out on the ¼-mile path. Telescopes point to some of the most skillful petroglyphs; they range from human and animal forms to more abstract figures.
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Quick Facts

3711 W. Deer Valley Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona  85308, USA

623-582–8007

shesc.asu.edu/dvpp

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $9, Closed May–Sept. Closed Sun. and Mon.

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