Coyote Mountain Petroglyphs is a 27.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
From Tucson follow Ajo Way west to Three Points. (Jct 286 and 86). Continue west on 86 8.9 miles to S. Coleman Road and turn south. Follow S. Coleman Road south for ~2.5 miles to Shirley Ln. Turn west on Shirley Ln. Follow Shirley Ln for less than a mile to an un-named dirt road going south. Follow that road as far as you can, or to the start point. Hike from there. (We drove to the start point in a 15 passenger 2WD ford van (mini-bus), no 4WD needed unless you get lost.)
The correct way to get into see the Petroglyphs is through the King Anvil Ranch off of Arizona 286 at mile post 37.7. To get permission you must sign in at the Arizona F&G sign in as this area is a hunting area under agreement with the state. Pickup the permission tag and head out! You then follow the road to the first Direct Access sign on your right. Follow that for 7.1 miles to the Mendoza Corral. Park and follow the track I uploaded.
The petroglyphs are about 2.3 miles from the corrals. The petros are on the mountain side and some can be seen from down below others you need to scramble over the rocks to see.
Followed the track as downloaded but soon came to a fence with several signs "Private Property" No trespassing We respected the signs and did not cross over t continue the hike. Also the road directions are not the best and leads you down a barely visible road. we turned around and came in another way that was longer but easier on the sides of our vehicle. My recommendation is respect the property and signs and do not enter. We will attempt to find owner and seek permission.
Interesting hike. Near home.
This was a great hike