After entering Arizona, we stopped at Painted Rock Site to camp for a couple of days and to check out the area before heading into Phoenix. This campground is off the beaten path, which is exactly what we needed after spending over 6 weeks in California. These rocks have images pecked into them by the Hohokam people who lived in the area 350 – 500 AD.
There’s a nice walking path that circles around the outcropping of weathered basalt. With over 800 images, it’s the largest known petroglyph site in this area.
We took a short hike to explore the desert. We walked very carefully not to stir up any snakes or scorpions.
I really enjoyed taking photos of the plants in the area.
The desert sunset that evening did not disappoint!