Location and Hours


Enjoy winter in the desert with free admission!

A petroglyph at the preserve

Photo courtesy of Chad Manz

Saturday, Feb. 16
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last admission trail at 2:15 p.m.)
Free Admission

Come explore and learn about the lives of prehistoric Native Americans and Southwest Archaeology. Experience our quarter-mile trail for a chance to view the petroglyphs, observe desert plants and animals in their native habitat, and learn about the history and culture of indigenous people. The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve invites visitors to immerse themselves into the surroundings and contemplate how their lives connect to those of the past.

Saturday’s activities include:

Visitors on a tour of the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve trail

Photo courtesy of Karen Lloyd-D'Onofrio

10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Docent guided tours. Learn about Sonoran desert plants and animals, the petroglyphs and the ancient people who made them from knowledgeable docents.