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Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

#1 of 4 things to do in Gila Bend Features Animals
Rocky Point Rd, Gila Bend, AZ
+1 623-580-5500
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Ancient Sketches on Volcanic Canvases

It is a quick trip for a midday stop. But the volcanic canvases are worth seeing. The site has... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Granite Falls, Washington
Ole Stones Tell Tales

We came across the sign for this site unexpectedly, turned off onto a country road and found it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Rocky Point Rd, Gila Bend, AZ
+1 623-580-5500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a quick trip for a midday stop. But the volcanic canvases are worth seeing. The site has primitive restroom facilities and covered picnic tables. There is no running water here. One of the side perks of this destination are the camp sites. But...More

Thank J R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across the sign for this site unexpectedly, turned off onto a country road and found it easily in seemingly the middle of nowhere. There is a turnoff into a small parking area and a box (with an honour system) asking for a small...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was the only person there, no big deal. BUT it was so hot and windy. I probably will go back and spend more time a different time of the year. I'm glad it was open though

Thank aaunge
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We enjoyed a brief stop to look at the petroglyph and thought about those that used these rocks to records their passage. Good brief stop.

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Just 11 miles off the highway, Painted Rock is a nice side trip. It's a small outcropping of rocks, so little ones, the elderly, or wheelchair bound can easily navigate around it due to the paths. It does have a bathroom. Great way to take...More

Thank Katherine N
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It is well worth the 11 mile drive off of I-8 to see them. Be aware that there is a $2 dollar charge to park and you will need the exact money to put into an envelope and then "post" it.

Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to Tucson and saw the sign to Painted Rock. Decided to go on a whim. Wow what a wonderful surprise. Very easy walk around to see hundreds of clear clean petroglyphs. Great descriptions of what you are seeing.

1  Thank DBrown92264
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The park is about 10 miles off Interstate 8 and is definitely worth the drive. There is an honor system fee of $2.00 per car load. The trail is about 1/2 mile and takes about 45 minutes to slowly walk, observe, and read the self-directed...More

3  Thank PEIOAD
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Painted Rock Petroglyph Park is an easy 20 minute drive off of Hwy 8 East of Gila Bend. Park entry is on an honours system. It's an easy walk to and around the Petroglyphs (wheelchair accessible) from the parking lot. Picnic tables and washrooms are...More

2  Thank reekas
Reviewed 7 March 2017

To start off this review, Trip Advisor says it is only open Monday-Friday 7:30 am-4:15 pm. Google says it is open 7 days a week, 24 hours. Also the listed phone number for the place is no longer in service, so don't bother calling it...More

3  Thank Lisamac979
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11 July 2015|
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Response from GSUEllice | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30-45 West.
Ken B
22 January 2015|
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Response from Calsur | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Charlie. It's an honor system payment and I've never seen anyone there. Worth the minimal risk.