Quartzsite, Arizona

Bouse Fisherman Intaglio


category : Archaeology
The Bouse Fisherman Intaglio or geoglyph can be found along Plomosa Road near Bouse. The geoglyph is a large figure created by Indians long ago. It is believed that individuals removed the dark desert pavement stones and dug into the lighter colored soil to make the geoglyph. The figure is an enormous human shape with outstretched arms. The story that revolves around the human shape says that the God, Kumastamo shoved a spear into the ground to make the Colorado River flow. An interpretive sign and plaque mark the intaglio. Visitors are asked to take care when visiting the site.


Phone: 928-927-5600
Take State Highway 95 north out of town, until you get to the turn off for Plomosa Road. Take Plomosa Road northeast for about 5 miles, you will need to be on the lookout for a parking lot on the north side of road. Then follow the trail to the site.

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