Hidden Cove Park – Holbrook, Arizona - Atlas Obscura

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Hidden Cove Park

Petroglyphs, bird watching, and a 100-year-old Ranch in one location.  


Although the city has not officially decided to promote or protect this location, thanks to the hard work of locals such as Mike Odell, Adam Marsh, and others, a grant was secured to work with the National Park Service to complete an environmental assessment of this area.

In October 2015, the city council awarded a contract to Flagstaff-based American Conservation Experience to design and construct sustainable trails, retaining walls, water bars, and switchback details across the site. Work was completed in November of 2015 and has made the numerous features of the park easier to access.

The new trails and improvements allow visitors to safely explore the beautiful, but extremely fragile petroglyphs that are thousands of years old. The area also features a lake and is protected from hunting. Well over 200 bird species visit the area, making it a premier bird-watching location.

Visitors can also ask to tour the Zuck Historic Ranch that archeologists believe is over 100 years old. 

Know Before You Go

You cannot get to this area on your own. It is owned by the city and there are city gates blocking access. You can contact the city to schedule a tour. 

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