Petroglyphs at The Butte at Cocoraque Ranch

Many would be shocked to realize that the Cocoraque Butte and Ranch isn't just a farm, yet an old local Native American campground site. This was well established in Arizona and the Cocoraque Ranch well before the dairy cattle farming cowhands settled in the region. Added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1975, the Cocoraque Butte Archeological District highlights antiquated Hohokam ruins, many well-protected petroglyphs, and the memorable Cocoraque Ranch.

Around 300 B.C., a culture known as the Hohokam, moved from the south to this territory. They started cultivating and living in semi-lasting abodes. Proof of their essence still waits today in the artistic expressions of petroglyphs that are chipped into the rock stones encompassing the farm.

While a few petroglyphs at Cocoraque Butte are lovely, others reverberate with significance for the Tohono O'odham. One of these is a tremendous portrayal of an early style "man-in-the-maze" structure.

Various stones show signs of consistent tapping by ancient hammerstones. At the point when tapped, every produce a particularly extraordinary ringing tone that, in mix, make a practically strange melodic air.

Any place the O'odham voyaged, they made settlements and petroglyphs. These customary Native American destinations are associated into a string of different sites that stretch out from southern Arizona into northern Mexico.

Tucson petroglyphs at the Butte at Cocoraque Ranch - AZ ATV Tours in Tucson
Tucson petroglyphs at the Butte at Cocoraque Ranch - AZ ATV Tours in Tucson
Tucson petroglyphs at the Butte at Cocoraque Ranch - AZ ATV Tours in Tucson
Tucson petroglyphs at the Butte at Cocoraque Ranch - AZ ATV Tours in Tucson
Tucson petroglyphs at the Butte at Cocoraque Ranch - AZ ATV Tours in Tucson

You Drive. We Guide!

Much of the excitement of taking an ATV tour in Tucson is being able to traverse the desert terrain and feel the breeze on a warm day!

That’s why at AZ ATV Adventures we allow you to do the driving, while we do the guiding. Zip, zoom and romp through desert trails as we show you up to The Butte at Cocoraque Ranch and give you an in-depth guided tour of the local native history and artifacts.

Our vehicles are always reliable and safe; we only use Polaris RZR UTVs that are well-maintained and consistently updated.