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Museum and Trail TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Reopening August 7th, 2024.

Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

ASU Museum of the Human Story


Escape the city on a self-guided quarter-mile nature trail featuring petroglyphs, native desert plants, and animals in their natural habitat. The preserve features historical research data completed by Dr. J. Simon Bruder, as well as displays of on-going Southwest archaeology research by ASU faculty and students.

The museum, gallery and trail are self-guided and we now offer a free audio tour for the petroglyph trail.

The university has operated, protected and preserved the site since 1994. Opportunities to explore and learn more about the site and indigenous cultures are available through guided tours, publications and on-going lectures series. We look forward to your visit!


The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve will reopen on August 7th, 2024.

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Hours and location

Reopening on August 7th | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Closed: June-July

3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85308
Phone: 623-582-8007
Service animals only | Trail is not ADA accessible