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Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

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.

An awe-inspiring sight, petroglyphs etched in multiple styles across thousands of years completely cover the North-East side of a pile of boulders. This is an interesting juxtaposition to the South-East side, which is almost entirely empty of rock art.