V-Bar Heritage Site
V-Bar Heritage Site is a brief stop, but well worth the short trek and the modest entry fee if you like rock art. On a single large panel you will see more markings than you can believe!
Spirals, zigzags, squares, dots, suns, animals, and human figures all grace this wall. V-Bar may have been a stop along the trade routes for many ancient peoples, or as others theorize, a sacred place where medicine men and elders recorded the markings of spirit.
Although no one really knows their origin, you are sure to be delighted with all the ancient markings!
From Phoenix, take I-17 north to Hwy 179 (exit 298). Turn right onto 179 and follow it 2.8 miles until you cross the bridge over Beaver Creek.
The parking area is just to the right, after the bridge and up the little hill. You will have to walk a very short trail (5 minutes) to the site entrance where a small fee is required to help preserve the markings.
Things to bring:
Bring a camera and water in the summer.
Check with the National Park Service for fee information before your trip.