V Bar V Heritage Site

The V-Bar-V petroglyph site is the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley of central Arizona, and one of the best-preserved. The rock art site on the banks of Beaver Creek consists of 1,032 petroglyphs in 13 panels. In recent years, the work of local avocational archaeologist Ken Zoll has demonstrated that contained within the petroglyphs is also a solar calendar.


Location: Southeast of I-17 at Sedona Exit 298

Hours: The site is only open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Contact:  WEBSITE | 928-282-3854

Cost: A Red Rock Pass or equivalent is required per vehicle.

Directions:  2.8 mi. southeast of the I-17 at Sedona Exit 298, just beyond the Beaver Creek Campgrounds.

Docents:  On-site hosts and volunteers offer interpretive information.

Visitor Center: The Visitor Center is located about 100 yards from the parking area

Gift Shop: There is an Arizona Natural History Association gift shop.

Trail: The rock art site is reached after an easy hike of about 1/3-mile from the Visitor Center.

Wheelchair access: The trail is wheelchair accessible but not the petroglyph viewing area.

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The Verde Valley Archaeology Field Institute hosts guided archaeology tours to the national monuments and select private archaeological preserves owned by the Archaeological Conservancy. The Verde Valley Archaeology Field Institute is an educational program of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.