For the safety of our visitors and employees we have implemented the following procedures in accordance with ASU and city guidelines:
- Face coverings or masks are required for entry and for the trail. If you don't have a mask, one will be provided for you.
- Maintaining a six-foot distance between others is required whenever possible, including outside along the trail.
- Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the museum.
- Sneeze guards have been installed at the visitor admission counter.
- One-way entry when entering and exiting the building to the trail to aid with social distancing.
- Credit and debit card preferred for payment.
- Daily health checks for current museum employees; masks worn by all employees.
- High contact areas are cleaned hourly.
- Visitor attendance monitored throughout the museum and on the trail.
Preparing for Your Visit
In preparation for your experience on the trail and in the museum, we also ask for your adherence to our site guidelines:
- No animals except service animals – Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) § 11-1024.
- The trail is not ADA accessible. Please note the trail is a relatively flat, graveled walking trail of approximately ¼ mile.
- No smoking or open flame. The land at this cultural heritage site gets very dry and the risk for fire is high.
- We recommend you bring water to stay hydrated. There is no water on the trail and no water fountain access in the building. Bottled water is available for sale.
- Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat. You may also bring binoculars and your camera.
- We are home to wildlife, including bobcats, javelinas, squirrels and rattlesnakes. Please do not approach, touch or feed the wildlife.
- Please stay on the trail for safety, preservation and respect.
- Please do not climb on or touch the petroglyphs. Oil from our fingers, scuffs from our shoes, and disturbance of the landscape harm the site.
- This is a sacred site to many Native American tribes. Please do not damage or remove any artifacts, rocks or plants.
|Seniors (62+), military, AAA members, students (with valid ID)||10% discount|
|Children (6 and younger)||Free|
|Preserve members and ASU students||Free|
All in-person museum programs, events and guided tours, including public and school tours, remain suspended until further notice.
From I-17 North: Take Deer Valley Road exit. Turn left onto Deer Valley Road. Go past 35th Avenue. The preserve's front entrance will be two blocks down on the right-hand side.
From 101 East (Glendale, Peoria, Sun City): Take 35th Avenue exit. Turn left onto 35th Avenue and go to Deer Valley Road. Turn left. The preserve's front entrance will be two blocks down on the right-hand side.
From 101 West (Scottsdale, Paradise Valley): Take 27th Avenue exit. Stay on the frontage road to 35th Avenue. Turn right onto 35th Avenue and go to Deer Valley Road. Turn left. The preserve's front entrance will be two blocks down on the right-hand side.