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Verrado Petroglyphs, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.45 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,439 feet
Elevation Gain 274 feet
Accumulated Gain 285 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.4
Interest Historic
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10  2019-07-27 DarthStiller
15  2019-03-22
Mountain Wash Trail - Skyline RP
8  2019-01-05
Verrado SOB Loop
4  2013-12-10 Stoic
9  2010-08-26 PatrickL
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Sun  6:17am - 6:28pm
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Overview: Starting at Verrado's trailhead, the trail heads a short ways to a petroglyph site. While a little rocky at times, the trail is easy. To deter vandals, a very necessary fence with barbed-wire has been placed around the site. It's worth a look-see if you're in the area.

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    Verrado Petroglyphs
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    Rather nice weather today. Stayed about 90 degrees throughout the hike, plus there was a good breeze going. Got started on the trail which is basically a road to begin with. When the trail heads right to run parallel to the wash, I continued straight to cross. The rest was maybe a mile. Considering how close these petroglyphs are to Verrado, I figured they'd be vandalized to a good degree, but I had nothing to lose. As I got closer I saw what looked like a railing, which turned out to be a barbed wire fence surrounding the rocks. It took away a little bit of the experience, but it's a good thing it's there. I only saw a couple chippings of initials and names. It seems like I gave the area a decent check, but according to the imagery on Google Earth, I missed tiny trail that heads to the south side of the rock. I'll have to investigate next time. As I was approaching the wash on the way back, I heard what sounded like kids... A few steps later, a deer popped out of nowhere and started hopping away. :y: It was moving fast and I didn't want to risk spooking it by trying to follow, so no pictures this time...

    Also got to scope out peak 2212. Hopefully I'll make it up there soon.

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