Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve formerly called the Deer Valley Rock Art Center is located in north Phoenix, tucked away behind the neighborhoods in Hedgpeth Hills. The preserve is more than 40 acres. Learn about the southwest's past in the archaeology museum.
A short hike to petroglyphs makes this a great family fun activity in Phoenix.
Explore the museum and then take a short .25 mile walk on a dirt path alongside rocks with petroglyphs preserved in the midst of an urban city. The Rock Art center has over 1500 petroglphs preserved.
Three types of petroglyph styles can be found in Arizona:
- Archaic style dating from 5000 BC to AD 300
- Hohokam dating from AD 300-1450
- Patayan dating from AD 300-1450
The Hohokam style is prevalent in the Phoenix area.
Location: North Phoenix
Address: 3711 W. Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ
Hours:Closed Mondays. Oct-April Open Tues-Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5. May-Sept Tues-Fri 8-2, Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5 Adults $7, Seniors $4, Kids (6-12) $3, under 6 free