Pima County conservation area - archeological artifacts - restricted activities
This area is an outlying mountain section of the Los Morteros Conservation Area and fixed anchors & defacing the rock is prohibited. The conservation area protects prehistoric Hohokam archeological artifacts such as hillside 'trincheras' rock structures, bedrock mortars and petroglyphs. Destruction of cultural resources in the lower Los Morteros Hohokam Village site has been a particular problem in the past and as a result the valley section is actively monitored for theft and vandalism. Leave no trace to avoid access issues.