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“Neat Petroglyphs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of V-Bar-V Heritage Site

V-Bar-V Heritage Site
6550 National Forest Rd 618, Rimrock, AZ 86335
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Rimrock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Neat Petroglyphs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We visited this site after going to Montezuma's Castle. After hiking a very short, easy trail you will arrive at the Petroglyphs. They had a guide giving information about the site. The drive to the site is beautiful. I would allot about an 1 hour and a half for your visit.

Visited March 2013
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Pleasant Hill, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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“Wonderful Example of Petroglyphs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

My husband and I spent over an hour at this site. We witnessed the sun casting specific shadows across the rocks revealing messages regarding the time of year. We also got to see the sun cast a shadow of the exact skyline of the San Francisco mountain peaks located miles away, north of Flagstaff, which were considered sacred and the origin of the gods. The docent had a wealth of knowledge that he joyfully shared. Well worth the visit.

Visited April 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“An up-close peek into the ancient dwellers of the Verde Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

If you truly want to experience the origins of "native man" in the Verde Valley, you must visit the V-V Petroglyphs and Montezuma Well National Monument. Both have easy access, and can be appreciated by young and old travelers. Just off I-17 a few miles, and we took exit 293 (east).

Visited April 2013
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Pickerington, Ohio
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“Worth Your Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

A definite must see! It's about a mile hike on flat ground round trip. You will need a Red Rock pass or equivalent which you can buy there. It's a small site but the petroglyphs are remarkable. A highlight of our trip!

Visited April 2013
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Deerfield, IL
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“Great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I agree with the other reviews: Directions to the site are easy to follow; it's a pleasant walk from the parking area (use your US Forest Service Red Rock Pass, or buy one here and use it extensively in the area) through old-growth trees along Beaver Creek; the display area is compact but has lots of petroglyphs to see; and the ranger and docent are both very pleasant, well educated and extremely informative folks!

Visited February 2013
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