Petroglyphs, Phoenix, Arizona
Petroglyphs of Waterfall Canyon
These Petroglyphs are on the outskirts of west phoenix in the White Tank Mountain Regional Park just south of surprise. The trail is a mile or two long but a nice trip in the fall. If you visit this location after a good rain you can see a waterfall at the end of the trail.
Eleven archeological sites, occupied during the time period A.D. 500-1100, were located within the boundaries of White Tank Mountain Regional Park. All of these sites can be attributed to the Hohokam Indians. The White Tanks were apparently abandoned by the Hohokam about A.D. 1100. Ancient Arizonans pecked hundreds of figures and symbols on the rock faces of the White Tank Mountains. Some may approach 10,000 years old. All have withstood sun, rain, and vandals for 700 or 800 years or more.