Hours and location
Hours and location
OPEN: Wednesday – Saturday | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CLOSED: Sunday – Tuesday
3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85308
Service animals only | Trail is not ADA accessible
The museum and trail are self-guided.
|Seniors (62+), military, AAA
|Children (6 and younger)||Free|
|Members and ASU students||Free|
The museum and trail are open.
All events and guided tours, including public, school and homeschool group tours, remain suspended until further notice.
Preparing for your visit
In preparation for your experience on the trail and in the museum, we also ask for your adherence to our site guidelines:
- No animals except service animals – Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) § 11-1024.
- The trail is not ADA accessible. Please note the trail is a relatively flat, graveled walking trail of approximately ¼ mile.
- No smoking or open flame. The land at this cultural heritage site gets very dry and the risk for fire is high.
- We recommend you bring water to stay hydrated. There is no water on the trail and no water fountain access in the building. Bottled water is available for sale.
- Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat. You may also bring binoculars and your camera.
- We are home to wildlife, including bobcats, javelinas, squirrels and rattlesnakes. Please do not approach, touch or feed the wildlife.
- Please stay on the trail for safety, preservation and respect.
- Please do not climb on or touch the petroglyphs. Oil from our fingers, scuffs from our shoes, and disturbance of the landscape harm the site.
- This is a sacred site to many Native American tribes. Please do not damage or remove any artifacts, rocks or plants.
When you visit, for your safety
For the safety of our visitors and employees we have implemented the following procedures in accordance with ASU and city guidelines:
- Face coverings or masks are recommended while inside the museum, but are not required. Masks are worn by all employees.
- Maintaining a six-foot distance between others is required whenever possible, including outside along the trail.
- Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the museum.
- Sneeze guards have been installed at the visitor admission counter.
Map and directions
The preserve is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, approximately two miles north of Highway 101 and two miles west of I-17. It is approximately two miles from the bus stand at 35th Avenue and Deer Valley Road. When using your navigation system, search for “Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve”.
From I-17 North: Take Deer Valley Road exit. Turn left onto Deer Valley Road. Go past 35th Avenue. The preserve's front entrance will be two blocks down on the right-hand side.
From 101 East (Glendale, Peoria, Sun City): Take 35th Avenue exit. Turn left onto 35th Avenue and go to Deer Valley Road. Turn left. The preserve's front entrance will be two blocks down on the right-hand side.
From 101 West (Scottsdale, Paradise Valley): Take 27th Avenue exit. Stay on the frontage road to 35th Avenue. Turn right onto 35th Avenue and go to Deer Valley Road. Turn left. The preserve's front entrance will be two blocks down on the right-hand side.