First I want you to know the difference between a pictograph and a petroglyphs! A petroglyphs is scratching or chipping into rocks. Pictographs are actual paintings using color dyes the Hohokam Indians made! (Read my article on Hohokam, the best irrigation farmers)
When I found out that I could have easy access to some petroglyphs, and walk our dog, I was ecstatic!!! Oro Valley is not to far from where I live. I am gonna give you some history on Oro Valley first.Oro valley means Valley of gold in Spanish and has been inhabited by different native tribes. The First people who lived in the Honeybee were the Hohokam Indians,. Archaeologists state they lived in the area from 450-1250. It has about 19 large mounds surrounding a plaza, a ball court and an wall. There are as many as up to 800 domestic houses present at the site!
Address is 13880 Rancho Vistoso
To get to the canyon , go to the end of concrete walkway, about a 2 mile roundtrip on flat ground and go through the short tunnel. To see the petroglyphs go right at the end of the walkway, a one mile hike and you will see the petroglyphs on the rocks.
As always use common sense when exploring, always tell someone where your going, bring a friend or dog, lots of water, flashlight etc! Happy trails and stay safe!
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