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Petroglyphs, Dateland, Arizona

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site
This location has hundreds of rock art drawings within a small confided area and easy to explore without a lot of rock climbing. The property is run by the BLM with a fee of $2.00 to park. You can also camp here for $8.00 a night which would be nice in the winter.

Painted Rocks is located along a number of important historical routes, including that of Juan Bautista de Anza's expedition of 1775-1776; the route of the Mormon Battalion; and the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach route. As a result, the site contains inscriptions made by travelers in these and other groups along with the petroglyphs.

Painted Rocks is a collection of hundreds of ancient petroglyphs in Maricopa County, Arizona near the town of Theba. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The petroglyphs are located within the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site which includes an improved campground as well as an informative walking trail showcasing the petroglyphs. The site is operated and maintained by the United States Bureau of Land Management.

GPS Directions
Location Data
Date: 04.08.2012
Temp: 90°
Elevation: 466 ft
Address: Rocky Point Rd
Dateland, Az 85333

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