Mountain Regional Park.
W H I T E • T A N K •
White Tank Regional Park is the largest in Maricopa County at almost 30,000 acres. A majority of the park is made up of the White Tank Mountains which is located in the West Valley. The White Tanks got their name due to infrequent heavy rains causing flash floodwaters to pour through the canyons. These heavy floodwaters torrential have scoured out a series of depressions (also called tanks) in the white granite rock below. ⛰⛰⛰
Canyon carved from years of downpours and floodwaters flowing down the mountainside.
Some petroglyphs at White Tanks may be up to 10,000 years old in age. It is believed they were made by the Hohokam Indians.
Golden Cholla Cactus
Petroglyphs - pt. 2
The petroglyphs after 500 a.d. - 1100 a.d. were created by the western Yavapai in the historical period. The symbol's meanings are known mostly to their creator. They may have had religious or family affiliation or have noted camping spots or trails.