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V-Bar-V Heritage Trail - 6 members in 18 triplogs have rated this an average 2.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jun 18 2016
Booneman
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 18 2016
Booneman
Hiking1.60 Miles 140 AEG
Hiking1.60 Miles      29 Mns   3.31 mph
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Fascinating place. I was lucky enough to catch an interpreter at the site to explain the drawings.
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Oct 18 2014
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
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47 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2014
Crzy4AZ
Hiking1.00 Miles 49 AEG
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Caroline is the perfect age for petroglyphs - short little hike to see the wall.
Not too crowded. Gift shop has very good book selection. I picked up a book on Desert Holes and another on animal tracks/scat.
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Jun 08 2014
Hansenaz
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67 male
 Joined Apr 06 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
Sacred Mtn V-Bar-V & Wingfield Mesa Ruin, AZ 
Sacred Mtn V-Bar-V & Wingfield Mesa Ruin, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2014
Hansenaz
Hiking3.00 Miles
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Decided to get out of the house and go to some "drive-by" sites I was interested in.

Started at Sacred Mountain: bushwacked around a bit hoping to find something unusual at this picked-over place. I did find a few largish sherds at the bottom of the hill but the attraction (such as it is) is the big hilltop ruin. Mainly collapsed - the one impressive wall looked like it might have been re-stacked.

Apparently the residents of Sacred Mountain made the nice petroglyphs at the nearby V-Bar-V site. This is a managed park and visitors are restricted to the main decorated cliff. The docent was quite knowledgeable and I was lucky enough to see the solar calendar in action.

Finally I wanted to find the Wingfield Mesa Ruin which I had read interesting things about (http://verdenews.com/main.asp?SectionID ... leID=46766). The mesa is just a couple miles SE of Camp Verde. Unfortunately there is a Jeep/ATV road that goes to the mesa top and broken beer bottle pieces probably outnumber pottery sherds. Still it's a unique place with ca. 40 attached rooms arranged in a big square - makes an impressive satellite view. The central square is ~50 yds across.

Not a bad way to spend a hot day. Time and distance are estimates.
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May 26 2012
Codersgirl
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 Photos 98
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47 female
 Joined Jan 31 2012
 Peoria, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Codersgirl
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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Nice quick trail for anyone!
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Dec 16 2011
IHike
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 Photos 106
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48 female
 Joined Sep 06 2010
 Tucson, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 16 2011
IHike
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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Jun 20 2011
Charger55
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41 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Charger55
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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Stop three on my day trip to the Verde Valley to explore ancient Native American culture. This place is an awesome example of Sinaguan rock art. The forest service worker, who spoke in a smooth Sam Elliott voice, said there were over 1000 documented glyphs here. This includes lots of zoomorphic shapes like cranes, tortoises and bighorn sheep, each with their own story. The petroglyphs date back almost 1000 years and have been so well-preserved because this was private property up until 1994. Apparently, very few people knew of its existence before that. I'm glad the word is finally out.

Up next: Montezuma Well.
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Mar 07 2011
cabel
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 Guides 4
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55 male
 Joined Nov 13 2005
 Cave Creek, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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cabel
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      35 Mns   1.71 mph
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Oct 12 2008
PaleoRob
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39 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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PaleoRob
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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Lots and lots of coolness on this hike + the quick stop at Beaver Creek on the way back (where, unfortunately, a million other people and their screaming children decided to play just when we got there). The petroglyphs are too cool and the old ranch grounds are pretty neat, especially the persimmon and pomegranate trees. Unfortunately the persimmons weren't ripe yet and all the pomegranates had already been burst open by birds! :( Dogs had to stay in the cars for this one, but the weather was cool enough that it was no big deal. I can't believe how close to the freeway this is and how fast the hike is too! Definitely a lot of bang for your buck here.
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Sep 28 2008
9avilaturtle
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 Photos 3
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45 male
 Joined Jun 28 2006
 Avondale, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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9avilaturtle
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      35 Mns   1.71 mph
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Get hike with friend and sister in law to end the grand canyon trip 2008.
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Aug 15 2008
Dano
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57 male
 Joined Nov 27 2004
 Vancouver, WA
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Dano
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My dad and I have been all over Arizona, but neither of us had heard of this site, and we are glad I found it here on HikeArizona!

The hike is short, but the payoff is quite nice. There is a visitor's center where you must sign in, and there was a woman at the site explaining what she knew about the petroglyphs. The panels are impressive, well worth the time spent.

I think the site is only open Friday through Monday.
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Nov 02 2007
mikedsmith
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 Triplogs 66

68 male
 Joined Nov 05 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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mikedsmith
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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Nov 02 2007
mikedsmith
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 Triplogs 66

68 male
 Joined Nov 05 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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mikedsmith
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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did it twice
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Mar 10 2007
0hurricanes
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62 male
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Prescott, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2007
0hurricanes
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   0.86 mph
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Feb 10 2007
9avilaturtle
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45 male
 Joined Jun 28 2006
 Avondale, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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9avilaturtle
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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:) Great petrogyphs!
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Aug 14 2005
Randal_Schulhauser
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60 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Randal_Schulhauser
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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Jul 18 2004
bdwilliams
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 Photos 203
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74 male
 Joined Mar 22 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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bdwilliams
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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May 10 2004
Flag_Mtn_Hkrs
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 Routes 1
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55 male
 Joined May 20 2003
 Flagstaff, AZ
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Flag_Mtn_Hkrs
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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Nov 10 2002
Nighthiker
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 Photos 7
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 Joined Feb 03 2002
 Payson
V-Bar-V Heritage TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Nighthiker
Hiking1.00 Miles 20 AEG
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Visited the V-V petroglyphs, slight overcast prevented me from taking photograhs. The panels are also best viewed in the late afternoon when the petroglyphs would recieve direct sunlight.
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average hiking speed 1.42 mph

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