Hieroglyphics Trail

Hieroglyphics Trail

us

Update 2021: After reading this article, scroll back up here and browse the 60 Most Spectacular Destinations for 2021 (opens in a new tab)

When Is the Best Time

When Is the Best Time

earlier the better, before it gets hot; winter should be nice at any time.

Search Hotel Deals near Hieroglyphics Trail or in United States using Booking.com (You save money in United States with their price guarantee. Bookmark the link!) Prefer TripAdvisor? Enter Hieroglyphics Trail here: Today's Hotel Deals on TripAdvisor (Affiliate Links)

Where and Tips

Gold Canyon
United States

3 mile round trip, plan about 2 hours; trail leads out from the parking lot, not much shade along the way, so the earlier you start, the better. And bring sunscreen and a hat and water! great views along the trail as you climb, plenty of cactus. Trail ends near boulders with Native American pictographs, look around, there are several. If it recently rained, you'll see small pools of water among the boulders. Several lizards scurrying about. Some pretty large Saguaros nearby.

Photos

Comments

hiker_5

@travelguy, just added a few more

hiker_5

located in the Superstition Wilderness Area, these petroglyphs / pictographs were created by the Hohokam People, a civilization that thrived in central and southern Arizona from 500 - 1450 AD. Don't have much more info on the history, but i'm sure you can Google and find something :)