NileGuide Expert Says:
Off the beaten path, this petroglyph site is sure to amaze those hikers patient enough to discover it.
Forest Road 65A
Sedona, AZ 86024
Uncover a secluded petroglyph site that is full of discovery and exploration, a true treasure without a visitor's center. In the spring, the wildflowers and butterflies make this place magical. Head south on Hwy 179 to I-17 and continue on the road next to the highway. This paved section is Forest Road 618. Continue approximately 1/2 mile on pavement until you reach the first stop sign. Turn left onto Forest Road 645A, a dirt road known as the "Blue Grade," and drive 1.4 miles. The road will fork. For cars with low to medium clearance, take the right fork marked "9020 D." From there you'll have to hike down the 4x4 trail to the access road below and follow it to the edge of Red Tank Draw. From there start looking around for an access trail and climb down to the draw's floor. The art is found on boulders and red rock for nearly a half mile.