These petroglyphs were spotted up a dry wash, not far from the Holbert Trail and the first parking lot after entering South Mountain Park. A short hike will bring you to some great petroglyphs, showing “pipettes”, big horn ram, lizards, humans, and more.
Coordinates: N33 20.882 W112 04.331
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This large boulder, covered in petroglyphs, is easily accessible from the Pima Canyon Entrance to South Mountain Park. It can be found by parking at the end of East Pima Canyon road and taking the Desert Classic Trail south for a couple hundred feet.
The boulder has a wide variety of geometric and anthropomorphic shapes competing for space. In the center, a vertical, three-tiered structure points to a spiral pattern at the very top.
Coordinates: 33.361694, -111.984469
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These petroglyphs were found after walking up a large wash next to the Heard Scout Pueblo. It was a difficult hike, as opposed to taking the trail, but the reward was worth it. A large amount of petroglyphs could be seen on the walls of the wash. Clearly this was once a spot where, at one time, both people and animals congregated regularly to take advantage of a water source.
Stay tuned for more posts featuring the petroglyphs in South Mountain Park.
Both photos and longitude/latitude coordinates are provided, with a Google Map at the bottom.
Coordinates: N 33 21.564′ W 112 02.586′
Coordinates: N 33 21.449′ W 112 02.569′
Coordinates: N 33 21.393 W 112 02.514
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This book has information about 21 different Indian ruins in Arizona, all of which are said to be less well-known. Although the version on Google Books has some pages left out, several chapters are available. Each chapter includes both longitude/latitude coordinates and maps.
Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen
In addition, here is the book’s website.
These petroglyphs are located at the end of the Hieroglyphics Trail, a short 1.1 mile hike from the trailhead near Gold Canyon, Arizona. The drawings surround the sides of Hieroglyphs Spring, underneath Superstition Mountain. Many are very clear and detailed.
Information about this site in Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen
Superstition wilderness area Forest Service website – contains a PDF with information about Heiroglyphics Trail.