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V Bar V Heritage Site Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rimrock, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 52 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Historic site

No dogs

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The V Bar V Heritage Site is the largest know petroglyph site in Verde Valley and one of the best preserved. The site consists of 1,032 petroglyphs. Note: The site is only open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

There is an Arizona Natural History Association gift shop. Toilets: Bathroom available at the Visitors Center and vault-type toilets are available near the rock art site.

From Oak Creek Village: Go south on AZ 179. Proceed under I-17 and the road changes to National Forest 618 Road. Go about 2 miles and you'll see turnoff for Bell Trail. Continue about a mile and turn right at V Bar V. From I-17: Exit at Sedona Exit 298 and go 2.8 miles southeast just beyond the Beaver Creek Campgrounds.

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Martinique Martinez
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Closed

Closed until June 30th, 2020

Conrad Chavez
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Hiking

Very nice trail! It was great to see the petroglyphs and get some history behind it.

Frances Elenbaas
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This trail didn’t have much shade and nothing much to look at on the way. But when you get to the petroglyphs it’s awesome! The ranger is very informative and gives good explanations of the pictures carved into the stone. This is a very easy trail, would be good for kids. Be warned there is barely any shady areas so bring lots of water and it’s best hikes in the morning early temperatures.

Wilson Mew
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Hiking

Great example of petroglyphs. There are about 1000 in the area and there was a very knowledgeable volunteer telling us the meaning of each of the visible petroglyphs. Great for anyone who likes learning about native cultures. The hike is short and flat.

T & J Holmes
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Walking

Lovely this time of year. Beautiful setting, spring flowers along the path, well maintained. We would have liked to get closer to the river, but it was fenced off so you really couldn't see it at all. However, still worth the trip and would do it again.

Kiley Sullivan
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Absolutely amazing petroglyphs. It has a solar calendar that the volunteers can tell you about. It’s a short walk for a really cool site.

Angelic Treto
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Walking

January is a great time to check this place out. It wasn’t hot and had a nice breeze that made the day very enjoyable. The wide trail is easy to walk and well maintained. We even watched a deer jet across the trail in front of us! What a treat! The volunteers are very nice and full of information! And let’s not forget the petroglyphs, pretty amazing to see!

Gary Tindall
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Walking

While this is a walk, not a hike, the grounds are lovely and the petroglyphs are phenomenal.

Amanda Altman
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Hiking

Very disappointed! We drove out to this trail because Montezuma Castle didn't take us as long to explore as he had hoped. We got there at 4:30pm and came to a road block with as sign stating that access is allowed Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 3:00pm and violators are subject to a $200 fine. I'm giving it 2 stars rather than just one because we were able kill an hour just exploring the river's edge near the bridge and it was quite lovely. Would have loved to see the petroglyphs though.

Daniel Riley
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A short easy path to a petroglyph site. It's one of the most impressive collections of petroglyphs I've ever seen. Only Newspaper Rock in southern Utah compares.

Jack Tatsch
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Hiking
First to Review

Easy trail to a Indian Rock Art Site. The trail goes to an old homestead; All that is left of it is a fireplace and chimney. Nice, well groomed trail goes down a creek bank to a rock bluff where the rock art is.

Da Hiker
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Robyn Fanelle
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V Cecchin
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Peter Smolke
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Luke Alventosa
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Chuck Kline
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D Seitz
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Monica Sanchez
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Cody Prevost
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Kenzie Barnes
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Bre G
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John Peterman
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Mike Brenneman
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Jim Davies
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Timothy Ivey
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Jack Tatsch
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