V Bar V, Sedona

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  • V Bar V Petroglyphs
    V Bar V Petroglyphs
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    V Bar V

    by madamx Written Apr 25, 2005

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    V Bar V Petroglyphs

    V Bar V used to be a working ranch located on the edge of Beaver Creek. To reach V Bar V, you must travel on fairly good dirt roads (do not attempt this trip if it is raining) There is a small information centre where you must register, and the petroglyphs are located on a cliff face about a 5 minute walk from the information centre.

    V Bar V is the largest petroglyph site in the Verde Valley, and they have identified about 1,032 individual petroglyphs here. You can even see where the rancher in the late 1800's tried to add his name to the petroglyphs by chiselling his initials on the rock face.

    V Bar V is only open Friday through Monday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and they can close the site at any time for various reasons, such as research or archeological digs. So, if you plan to head out, you takes yer chances. However, if you are even remotely interested in petroglyphs, it is well worth your while.

    Directions: it's hard to explain how to get there, as the site is on unmarked dirt roads, so your best bet is to ask the park service personnel at Montezuma Well, as the site is not far from there. They will give you a clear map and directions, and perhaps can phone for you to see if the site is open for visitors.

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