Location and Hours

Open Wednesday-Saturday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Last admission to trail at 2:15 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Prepare for your visit
Service animals only
Trail is not ADA accessible

Admission fees

3711 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, AZ  85308

Phone: 623-582-8007
Map and directions


Photo of visitors at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Escape the city on a self-guided quarter-mile nature trail featuring prehistoric petroglyphs, native desert plants, and animals in their natural habitat.

The preserve features historical research data completed by J. Simon Bruder, as well as displays of on-going Southwest archaeology research by ASU faculty and students.

The university has operated, protected and preserved the site since 1994. Opportunities to explore and learn more about the site and indigenous cultures are available through guided tours, publications and on-going lectures series. We look forward to your visit!

Exciting new workshops at Deer Valley in October

Through our partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), the preserve is hosting two new workshops for OLLI members. Register now for a small fee, and learn new methods in capturing archaeological data with Associate Professor Matt Peeples, and learn the impact of lichen growth on the environment and our petroglyphs here at the preserve with ASU researcher Frank Bungartz.

Matt Peeples with visitors to the preserve
A man examining lichen on a rock
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 (two continuous sessions)
    "The of Rock: Hands-On Methods for Archaeological Photography"
    Read more in ASU Now

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 23 and 30
    "Learning to Love Lichen: Examining that Strange Stuff on Rocks"

Register for membership and class enrollment