Sears Gazetteer – Arizona

Sears Point Trail and Petroglyph Site

Sears Point Trail is a 3.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dateland, Arizona. See

Sears Point Petroglyph Site and the Archaeological District contains thousands of indigenous native petroglyphs and some incredible landscapes. Sears Point was previously named Gila River Cultural Area.

It is one of the most significant collections of rock art in the American Southwest.

According to the Sears Point Rock Art Recording Project (SPRARP),

The Sears Point Archaeological District is a large and complex site extending along the terraces on the south
side of the Gila River. The area is characterized by steep volcanic cliffs that have over 2,000 panels of petroglyphs on vertical faces of basalt mesas and on boulders.

Sears Loop, Sears Trailhead Spring and Sears Trail #90

Another Sears Trail through the Mazatzal Wilderness, taking you to the Sears Trailhead Spring. This trail is 7.5 miles long at an altitude of 2,000-4,120 feet.

Sears Tank

Sears Tank is a reservoir located in Coconino National Forest, Coconino County, Arizona. In the 1940s, water catchments were built by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to store water and stabilize the quail and dove populations. These originally held about 700 gallons of water, and in the 1960s increased to 6,000 gallons or more to support big game and cattle. There isn’t much information on the Sears Tank. There’s an Adopt-A-Catchment program for those in Arizona.

There are thousands of catchments across the state, many of which have water trucked in to keep wildlife alive.

By F. A. Baker; Coconino National Forest –, Public Domain,

The Coconino National Forest is a 1.9m acre forest located near Flagstaff. Sears Tank is about 2 hours and 15 minutes away from Flagstaff, 2 hours from Winslow and 1 1/2 hours from the Meteor Crater. If you want to measure it’s depth and report back….

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