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Our 1/4-mile trail takes visitors to a place where for thousands of years people have left their mark on the hills by pecking over 1,500 symbols – called petroglyphs – into the black basalt boulders. The ASU Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve provides protection for and access to the Hedgpeth Hills archaeological site.
Calling all active duty military! If you are looking for family vacation ideas this summer, you can visit the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve for free through the Blue Star Museums program.
Blue Star Museums are more than 2,000 museums nationwide, which offer free admission to active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families this year from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please remember your I.D.
For a full list of museums nationwide, visit the Blue Star Museums website.
Thank you for your service.
|Seniors (62+), military, AAA members, students (with valid ID)||10% discount|
|Children (6 and younger)||Free|
|Preserve members and ASU students||Free|
* For unguided groups of 10 or more, please call ahead to ensure we can provide the most engaging experience during your visit.
Visit our Tours page for guided tour and field trip pricing.
The preserve is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, approximately 2 miles north of Highway 101 and 2 miles west of I-17. It is approximately 2 miles from the bus stand at 35th Avenue and Deer Valley Road.
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.