AAA Editor Notes
Rock Art Ranch is off I-40 exit 286, 1.5 mi. s. on SR 77 to McLaws Rd., 10.7 mi. w. to Territorial Rd., 7.5 mi. w. to Rock Art Ranch Rd., then 2.2 mi. s.w. to ranch entrance. The working cattle ranch consists of more than 7,000 acres. The restored bunkhouse of the Hashknife Cattle Company, a large 19th-century ranching operation, is featured. Ancestral Puebloan and Hohokam artifacts and pots, some dating to 7,500 years old, are displayed in a barn-like building. Visitors may drive 2 miles with a guide to Chevelon Canyon and examine more than 3,000 petroglyphs, many more than 6,000 years old, on canyon walls.
Note: A descent into a 50-foot-deep canyon is required to view the petroglyphs; appropriate attire and footwear are strongly recommended. The climb and descent are not recommended for the physically impaired, elderly guests and small children.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.