Painted Rock Self Guided Tour

Carrizo Plain National Monument Tours

The sandstone formation at Painted Rock has long drawn the attention of Carrizo Plain visitors. About 3,000 - 4,000 years ago, Native Americans began to paint their sacred images within the alcove of the rock. Not surprisingly, the power of this place continues to enthrall, and it still receives many visitors today. The Painted Rock Self Guided Tour gives you a unique experience you cannot get any other place in the world. It is a 1.4 mile round trip hike where you get to experience Painted Rock and its wonderful Native American Pictographs.

Painted Rock Self Guided Tour is offered daily from July 16th to February 28th/29th. You must obtain a gate code when making a self-guided tour reservation in order to access Painted Rock. Once you have your gate code, you can visit Painted Rock anytime during daylight hours. Please call the contact center in order to receive the gate code, 877-444-6777 (Toll free), 606-515-6777 (International) or 877-833-6777 (TDD), from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m (Eastern Time Zone).

Groups of 20 or more must contact the Bureau of Land Management at 661-391-6088 before making a reservation.

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