Location and Hours

Open Wednesday-Saturday
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Last admission to trail at 1:15 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


Flowers at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Saturdays in September

Enjoy early morning viewing of the petroglyphs every Saturday in September.

Open 7 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Guided tours included with admission starting at 7:15 a.m.


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"

    Archaeologists today are using new forms of technology to record and collect data from rock markings left behind by prehistoric Indigenous peoples. In this one-of-kind class created by Bailey Cacciatore, an OLLI at ASU Intergenerational Learning Service Scholarship recipient, you will learn how to use your own smartphone to record data pivotal to archaeological work and experience first-hand the camera equipment and tools archaeologists use to create enhanced photos of carved imagery. This class will give you the resources necessary to conduct your own archaeological research currently used by professionals in the field. *This class is two standard sessions back-to-back.

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

    Have you ever wondered what the brightly colored stuff growing on rocks is? You may have heard of algae or moss, but what about lichen? Lichen is a unique organism that has evolved to sustain and thrive in the desert climate of Arizona. In this class, you will learn what lichen is, how it interacts with the rocks it grows on, and examine more than 30 species found at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve. This class will include lectures with hands-on interaction with the 30+ species at the preserve and others from the ASU School of Life Sciences collection.

Register for membership and class enrollment