Photo of a trail at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Visit

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.

Admission

Individuals Unguided groups of 10 or more
Adults $7 Adults $6.50
Seniors (62+) $4 Seniors (62+) $3.50
Students $4 Students $3.50
Military $4 Military $3.50
Children (6 - 12) $3 Children (6 - 12) $2.50
Children (under 6) Free Children (under 6) Free
ASU Students Free ASU Students Free
Museum Members Free Museum Members 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.

Map and Directions

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.

Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve Map

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.

Photo of a circle formation at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Prepare for Your Visit

  • Please be aware that the trail does have patches of uneven ground and is affected by weather conditions.
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and bring water. You may also bring binoculars and your camera.
  • Please stay on the trail for safety, preservation and respect.
  • The land at this cultural heritage site gets very dry and the risk for fire is high. Please do not smoke or have open flame.
  • We are home to wildlife, including bobcats, javelinas, squirrels and rattlesnakes. Please do not approach, touch or feed the wildlife, and leave your dog at home.
  • Oil from our fingers, scuffs from our shoes, and disturbance of the landscape harm the site. Please do not touch the petroglyphs.
  • This is a sacred site to many Native American tribes. Please do not damage or remove any artifacts, rocks or plants.

 

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