Sedona AZ (October 9, 2020) – Coconino National Forest visitors eager to check out some of the best-preserved petroglyphs in the Verde Valley will once again be able to visit the V-V Heritage site when it reopens October 16.
To promote the health of both visitors and Forest Service personnel, COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect. Visitors are encouraged to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
Reservations are not required, but a strict limit on visitors will be enforced. Only 25 individuals will be allowed inside the heritage site at any given time, and 12 visitors at a time will be allowed at the rock art site.
The V-V Heritage site will be open standard operating hours 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Monday. The indoor visitor center will remain closed for the time being.
Either a Red Rock Pass or an America the Beautiful Pass is required on all vehicles parked at Coconino National Forest cultural sites. Passes can be purchased from a self-serve kiosk on-site.
The V-V Heritage site, located at 6750 Forest Road 618 in Rimrock, features more than 1,000 pieces of rock art, some of which can be interpreted as a solar calendar. Visitors are asked to respect the area and refrain from inadvertently damaging the site. Please read the Archaeological Site Etiquette Guide for more information.
For further updates and information about this heritage site, please visit the Coconino National Forest V-V Heritage web page.