Sears Point

Total Miles


166.97 ft


0.75 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Winter

Trail Overview

This mostly easy out-and-back trail leads to a beautiful Archaeological site that is also a point of critical environmental concern. Plenty of informational kiosks in the area explain why this petroglyph site is important and needs preservation. The trail passes through private and public lands; please be aware of your dust. Some sections will be impassable when wet and should not even be attempted during or after a storm. The soil in these areas is exceptionally delicate and becomes slick deep mud. These scars can last a long time. There are a few fire rings and campsites along the way. Just be sure who owns the land you are on, and be alert for closed area signage. Once at the site, park your car and head to the hills on foot. The black faces of the rocks near the top are where you will find them, and there are many to explore once you arrive. Please do not touch the petroglyphs as they are fragile, and please only take photographs. There are two bars of weak Verizon's LTE out here. Be aware this is also a border crossing area. Stay alert while you explore out here, and report any suspicious behavior to homeland security.

Photos of Sears Point

Sears Point
Sears Point
Sears Point


Do not attempt this trail during or just after a storm.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Stan Vankleeck
May 16, 2024
2016 Jeep Wrangler
As of 5/16/24 road mostly good, 2 places partially washed out, but passable. Definitely not passable when wet, destination is the former Gila River bed (think deep greasy mud). Ironwood trees in good bloom- pretty. definitely get early start this time of year, at 12 noon was 103F (40C)! Lots of petroglyphs to see, easier if you have your binoculars to scan rock cliffs from bottom. Spotted all 3 types.
Darren Springer
Feb 20, 2024
2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty
sensitive area. petroglyphs.

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