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. Your gate code will be in your confirmation e-mail. Once you have your gate code, you can visit Painted Rock anytime during daylight hours on the date of your tour. Ensure you bring your gate code with you or you will not be able to access Painted Rock.
Groups of 20 or more must contact the Bureau of Land Management at 661-391-6121 before making a reservation.
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You must have a gate code to access Painted Rock for self-guided tours. The gate code will be included in your confirmation e-mail. For Self-Guided tour only - once you make your reservation and have a gate code, you can visit Painted Rock anytime during daylight hours on the date of your tour.