Hike-in Required
Yes
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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The Petroglyph Wall at Red Rock Canyon is a very short and easy hike that leads to a cliff-side featuring some fascinating historical rock art. The trail begins at the Willow Springs Trailhead where you’ll also find restrooms (vault toilets) and a great picnic area with tables.

The trail to the Petroglyphs is only 0.20 miles round trip. The hike itself is a bit rocky in areas, and does cross a dry wash. Once at the wall you’ll be able to see several areas where the petroglyphs are. They are estimated to be at least 800 years old. Please do not cross the fence and most importantly, please do not touch the petroglyphs! Oils from your skin can damage them.

While in the area be sure to check out some of the great longer hikes including White Rock Loop and La Madre Spring.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Admission Fee

Pros

Petroglyphs. Short and easy hike.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Vault toilet
Covered picnic areas
Historically significant
Family friendly
Geologically significant
Native artifacts
Big vistas
Bird watching
Picnic tables

Location

Nearby Adventures

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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