V Bar V Heritage Site Trail

EASY 8 reviews
#98 of 165 trails in

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.

0.9 miles
52 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


historic site

no dogs

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.

1 month ago

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!

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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.

Monday, April 28, 2014

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.

4 months ago

nature trips
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Saturday, June 28, 2014