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Painted Rocks Petroglyph Site
West of Gila Bend, Arizona


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Faint trails through the desert at Painted Rock

Faint trails through the desert at Painted Rock

Faint trails paralleling the river run past the natural landmark of Painted Rock

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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Painted Rocks is a noted waypoint

Painted Rocks is a noted waypoint

Painted Rocks has been a noted waypoint on journeys across Arizona for centuries

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 14, 2014
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Petroglyphs at Painted Rocks

Petroglyphs at Painted Rocks

Prehistoric petroglyphs by the thousands adorn the jumbled boulders at Painted Rocks

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 14, 2014
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Painted Rocks consists of a basalt base and granite boulders

Painted Rocks consists of a basalt base and granite boulders

Painted Rocks consists of a base of basalt crowned by a pile of granite boulders

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 14, 2014
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Petroglyphs at Painted Rocks

Petroglyphs at Painted Rocks

The petroglyphs at Painted Rocks consist of designs pecked through dark "desert varnish" to expose the light-colored granite underneath. The granite boulders sit atop a base of darker rock.

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 14, 2014
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Campground at Painted Rocks

Campground at Painted Rocks

In March I was almost alone in the BLM campground at Painted Rocks

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 14, 2014
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Sunset at Painted Rocks petroglyph site

Sunset at Painted Rocks petroglyph site

Sunset when I was camped at the Painted Rocks petroglyph site

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, west of Gila Bend, Arizona

Date photographed: April 14, 2014
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