Cottonwood Springs

Arizona Rock Art Sites

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The Southwest, including Southern Nevada, has a significant amount of Native American Petroglyph / Rock Art Sites. Our web site will concentrate on the rock art of Southern Nevada which extends back over 1500 years, and was typically created by either the Paiute, Shoshone, Chemehuevi, or the Anasazi people.


Preservation through Education


We believe that rock art on public lands does not - and should not - belong to just a few select people or groups.  However, due to the fragile nature of many rock art sites, it is not realistic to have a large number of people visiting most of them. What we are attempting to do with our website is to provide visual access where those with the interest or the curiosity can go to see and appreciate a small piece of Native American history. Our beliefs are that by educating people to the historical significance of the rock art, people will be more inclined to respect, and preserve, the sites for the enjoyment of everyone for a long, long time.

Cottonwood Springs


Cottonwood Springs petroglyph site in combination with the possible “cow camp” made this a great trip. We were also told that we missed a lot, so another trip is in the works.


This spot is right out of an Old Western movie; you can just picture the old-time cowboys sitting around the campfire at night watching the cattle. Then there is reality. Because of the camp's proximity to the rock art, it's very possible that parts of the "camp area" could be Native American, but more than likely it's a modern-day camp site for everything from bird hunters to Boy Scouts. No matter what the real history, it is a very intriguing place.


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