Things to Do in Rimrock

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Things to Do in Rimrock

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  • Saffron
    New Lenox, IL327 contributions
    A little bit off the beaten path to get here but very pretty to see with an ever-flowing beautiful blue and turquoise well as the highlight.
    Written June 14, 2022
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  • Cliff K
    Des Moines, IA564 contributions
    Arizona Verde Valley V bar V  is a national heritage site.  It's a beautiful site and very accessible, It's a nice ride ride off of interstate 17,   It's a dirt road, I did not have any problem with GPS but I heard others might have so you could  write the directions out Before you go. If you're a person that has a walking disability. bad back, or you have to walk with the cane it is an achievable hike.   It's also a family friendly area but you have to keep your eye on the kids. There's a minor hill down to the visitor center but  It could be navigated with a wheelchair for person if there is a strong person helping the person in the chair get down and has the strength to help them get up the hill for the way back.  The visitor center is worth seeing and the restrooms are clean and well maintained. 

    It's a hard pack but sandy  trail out to the main viewing site,  With a slight incline and then flattens out, it's a enjoyable walk and you'll travel along a river area.  There are plenty of areas with shade to stop along the way so you can take your time it's about a mile out. When  You get to the site there's several steps that you'd have to go up to get really close.  Again having someone strong that can help push you up or pull you up the steps for a closer look would help.  If you stay in the flat area on the bottom you'll be about 30' from the cartridge works if you can get up the stairs if you get about 10' away.

    The petroglyph site is a Cultural markings  Legacy from the Southern Sinagua of the Beaver Creek Community. Both the Verde Valley Archaeological Society and the Friends of the Forest provide interpretive tours and on-site management. 

    Two full-time volunteers live on-site. Typically, one works the visitor center, while another provides interpretation for visitors at the petroglyphs.  There are some part time locals who volunteer as well.

    The petroglyphs were created by Southern Sinagua Indigenous residents between about 1150 and 1400 AD. The site was known to early American settlers, and became part of the historic V Bar V ranch around 1907. 

    About 20% of the petroglyphs are zoomorphs, including snakes, turtles, coyotes, deer and antelope.The next most common types are anthropomorphs and geometric figures, such as spirals and grids. The feeling is that there's a lot of Hopi influence and the Hopi believe that the inhabitants who left were part of the predicted Hopi migration to the homeland northern mesas 

    One of the panels at V Bar V Heritage Site is referred to as the “Solar Panel” that exhibits unique shadow patterns created by three boulders wedged into the rock face.  There's been plenty of research done on this and one entire book written.  So as well worth a visit.

    Written February 7, 2022
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  • Milena
    Pine Bush, NY4 contributions
    This was a google search find and wound up being one of the most exciting things we did in Arizona! Healing Wolf is an extraordinary person! She shared with us a lot of amazing stories as well as her knowledge about the wolves. She also gave us a tour of her absolutely incredible home (this was hands down the most amazing house I have ever seen).
    Being able to pet the wolves was a dream come true to me. If you’re an animal, wolf and dog lover this is a place for you!
    Written October 11, 2021
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  • Kristina M
    East Windsor, NJ13 contributions
    An oasis in the desert! This beautiful spot has many shade trees, cool waters, light breeze and an abundance of birds and butterflies. It is easily accessible from the highway (17) and there's free parking in the lot to the right - left side has picnic sites for a fee.

    Cross the street and follow the trail to the right just a little ways to this hidden gem.
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • Heidi M
    Los Altos, CA15 contributions
    Trader Jim made my trip to Camp Verde unforgettable. He offers a lifetime's worth of collectibles for sale. Even more charming than the items offered are the stories Trader Jim readily shares. This fabulous find is a must if in the area. Be sure to allow enough time to leisurely browse and enjoy!!
    Written February 8, 2020
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  • AZSerene
    Cottonwood, AZ10 contributions
    We had our family photos done, a large group of 8 (two families) including two teenagers and two young boys. Not only did we get an amazing group shot, but we got multiple other poses as well. The photo shoot was quick and smooth, even the men had to admit it was fun.
    I couldn't believe it when we got our pictures the same day! Not just one 8x10, but multiples of different shots! WHAT?! I have never had such an amazing and quick experience with any photographer of any sort. And the pictures themselves? Well, I don't think a single person had one complaint. Everyone loved how they looked.
    This place is AMAZING.
    Written November 28, 2017
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  • Sarah S
    3 contributions
    Started my vacation in Sedona kind of surprised and a little disappointed by the kitchy commercial "healing centers" in the area. By the second day of my trip I was already going crazy with boredom and disappointment, and happened to stumble upon Emerald Waves by chance on meetup. I saw they had a yoga class for that afternoon and got in my car and drove the 20 miles out to Rimrock. As soon as I walked in to the studio I felt an immediate sense of warmth and welcome that was missing from the places i visited in Sedona. Within moments of being there I felt this strong sense of belonging to a community. That's how powerful this place is, hundreds of miles away from home and I felt like I belonged there. Christine and her husband are so kind and down to earth, and the other individuals in the class also had such a light and positive energy as well. Icing on the cake is their adorable little dog who hung around during the yoga class. Overall I am so grateful for my experience with Christine and Emerald Waves!
    Written June 7, 2019
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  • Bob S
    Rimrock, AZ95 contributions
    While at Candy's check check out their old fashion photo studio. Candy recently did a wonderful job doing photo's with Santa for both kids and pets. Our fur kid had one of the best Santa pictures we ever had taken..
    Written November 27, 2017
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