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Things to do in Quartzsite

Hi Jolly Cemetery & MonumentThe Hi Jolly Memorial is located at the Quartzsite cemetery really gives honor to Hadji Ali, and he was one of many people who drove camels that the U.S. Cavalry brought over in an attempt to move camels to the Southwest. Once the attempt was finished, the only camel driver in Arizona was Ali. He started prospecting, and he was known as “Hi Jolly”.

Dripping Springs There are a ton of Petroglyphs here. You will further see old arrastre remains and a bad stone cabin. Observe along the cliff base next to the cave stone cabin at the point where the cave starts. Once you’ve seen it, if you just listen closely, you will listen to it all dripping from the roof of the cave, forming a water pool year-round. There is a path that’s away from the cave, and it follows the cliff’s edge where there are more petroglyphs that you can see.

How do you get there? Dripping springs is just one mile along the road from the mine. The road is rutted and steep. You definitely need a vehicle with 4-wheel drive to take this trip.

Petroglyphs and Grinding Holes – There is Tyson Wash, and there is an East side that is just a small distance to the south of Quartzsite, and you are able to see some ordinary petroglyphs and grinding holes for Indians. There is also an all-natural tank by the cliff that could get water in it if it ever rained. This is additionally the initial Quartzsite site, and a flood washed it away, and then it was built up on ground that was higher up. There was said that there was a gold chest buried under Tyson Wash.

How do you arrive there? You just head South along highway 95, and you will make a right turn into the BLM visitor Area, and then you go left down the main road. You turn right at the BLM road 358. You park right before Tyson Wash and glance for the petroglyphs on an outcrop that is rocky where an individual has done some mining. Across from the wash, on the other opposite cliff, you will see caves and grinding holes where the Indians lived before.

Palm Canyon – This is the sole Canyon in Arizona that you can spot a palm tree canyon. The palms happen to be just a small distance from the mountain base’s parking area.

How do you get there? Drive in a southern direction on Highway 95 for about 23 miles and then make a left turn into the wildlife refuge for roughly seven miles along the road until the time that it stops.

Quartzsite Rock Alignment & Intaglios – The Quartzsite north area was first a ground for training for the troops of General Patton throughout World War II. On this drive, you will notice rocks that are laid out for planes to spot in a desert, and they spell out Quartzsite, and they form an arrow that points along the way. If you go along the road away the rock alignment, there is a little picture, and you can see it best from above. It is referred to as the Fisherman Intaglio, and there is a fisherman outline drawn on the floor of the desert by Indian tribes. Both the Intaglio and alignment of rocks are just a short distance from the road that is asphalt.

How do you arrive there? If you go North from Quartzsite, on Highway 95 for about five miles, then you will make a right turn on Plomosa Road. You go six miles along the road, and you peer for fences on the left. You will see the rock alignment inside the farthest fence, and if you go just 1.3 miles along the road, you will arrive at another scenic view sign. Park and then go up that path all the way uphill to look at the Intaglios. If you can get the urge and the time, try to spot the Stagecoach Station ruins and Indian Lookout just ahead.