Arizona Hiking Gallery
Perry Tank Canyon Indian Ruins and Petroglyphs
Agua Fria National Monument, AZ
November 25, 2006
Gallery contains 49 photos
Gallery last updated: 12/30/2006
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This windmill, known as "New Windmill", was the starting point of our cross country hike on Perry Mesa to the Indian ruins and petroglyphs at Perry Tank Canyon.

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New Windmill up close.

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Two lonely trees as we make our way up a gentle hill. The terrain here is a vast rocky grassland.

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A view across Perry Mesa as we amble up the small hill.

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There are a few nice petroglyphs at the top of the hill.

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Petroglyphs: interesting spiral design and an antelope or deer.

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Spiral petroglyphs at the hill top site.

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Petroglyphs at the hill top site.

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Petroglyph at the hill top site.

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Hiking from the hill top southwest toward Perry Tank Canyon this rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus sp.) in seed provides a little bit green in an otherwise drap landscape this time of year.

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Antelope roam on Perry Mesa. Here's a sign that they have passed this way.

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Among the rocks and dried grasses of Perry Mesa a few stands of prickly pear cactus can be found.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Looking over the rim of Perry Tank Canyon. Most of the petroglyphs are found along the cliff face just below the rim of the canyon.

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A westward view into Perry Tank Canyon.

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A bit of fall color at the bottom of Perry Tank Canyon.

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A bight yellow splotch of lichen.

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Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus sp.) below a lichen covered rock. This cactus is also known as Mound Cactus from the well shaped mound that it forms.

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The ruins at Perry Tank Canyon consist of many "rooms" outlined with low rubble walls.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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A view looking out of Perry Tank Canyon from just below the rim. You must climb down below the rim to see the petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Perry Tank Canyon petroglyphs.

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Barrel Cactus.

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Desert Christmas Cactus (Opuntia leptocaulis).

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Closeup of Desert Christmas Cactus fruit.

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A view across Perry Mesa.

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A view to the east across Perry Mesa to the mountains beyond.

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A view to the northeast across Perry Mesa to the mountains beyond.

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