Deer Valley Rock Art Center is established to preserve the Hedgpeth Hills Petroglyph Site, a National Register of Historic Place and one of the only two archaeological site listed on the Phoenix Historic Property Register.
Deer Valley Rock Art Center provides access to the Hedgpeth Hills Petroglyph Site and the center has artifacts recovered during the investigations that preceded the construction of Adobe Dam, New River Dam and Cave Creek Dam which were built as the flood control project in the Agua Fria and New River watersheds. The center is also home to the American Rock Art Research Association’s library and archives.
Deer Valley Rock Art Center contains 47 acres of land of desert and hill with 1500 ancient petroglyphs. There is a 1/4 mile trail that allow visitors to see the petroglyphs as well as desert plants and wildlife such as squirrels, rabbits, hawks, hummingbirds, hawks and roadrunners.
Minimum Time Needed
|October - April|
|Tuesday to Saturday||9 am – 5 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm – 5 pm|
|May - September|
|Tuesday to Sunday||8 am – 2 pm|
*Closed on New Year's, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
|Children (5 & younger)||Free|
10% discount on admission for AAA Members