Rock Art Canyon Ranch is out of the way --- about 20 miles into the middle of nowhere. You MUST contact the owner and schedule a tour in advance. The directions to the ranch are quite simple.
Once you arrive at the ranch, you will find an amazing museum of local pioneer/settler pieces, as well as an outstanding collection of Native American artifacts, all from the local area. Many of the pioneer pieces are from the owner's family --- the personal history connections are fascinating to hear. The owner is a warm and fascinating man.
But despite the high quality of the museum, it is simply the icing on the cake. The real treasure is the canyon itself. The walls of the canyon are literally covered with many hundreds if not thousands of petroglyphs. We saw petroplyphs in many other (more accessible) places during our visit to AZ. The Rock Art Ranch site was by far the most extensive and best preserved.
Be prepared for both walking and climbing. To get to the petroglyphs, you climb into the canyon. There are stairs and a hand railing, but it is still quite an interesting climb. And when you are in the canyon, you will be walking on creek sand and climbing over rocks.
We spent 4 hrs at Rock Art, and could have spent much more time. We will be returning.
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