V-Bar-V Heritage Site

Historic Site in Verde Valley

More than 1000 petrolgyphs have been identified at this well-protected Forest Service site, for which you'll need a Red Rock or Federal Interagency Pass. Many appear unique to the Southern Sinaguan who lived here between AD 1150 and 1400; the site was probably used by shamans, in part as a solar calendar. And the embracing stick-figure couple? Not dancing. Take Exit 298 from I-17, follow FR 618 east about 2.5 miles to the entrance, on your right beyond Beaver Creek Campground.