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Grimes Point

Fallon, NV
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Fallon
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Site of petroglyphs that are said to be 7000 years old.
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Sacramento, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped for a break on our drive along the loneliest road. It's a nice picnic area with restrooms. There are several different trails, so you can spend as much time as you like hiking and exploring the petroglyphs. There are signs posted along the trail that provide additional info about what you see. We enjoyed the break.

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Valrico, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were told about this by a local and decided to drop by on our way back from Sand Mountain. We were not disappointed. There are two sites of interest here; the Petroglyph and Overlook Trails plus the Hidden Cave. The trails are about 1/2 mile long with the petroglyph trail wondering through a rock field that presents some interesting... More

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It's very simple and self guided. Don't expect much but it's free. Cool Petroglyphs you could get a good view of and good photos. Only about a mile hike to see pretty much everything on the main trail. Hidden Point was a longer hike and mostly uphill, less Petroglyphs but some cool caves. The Tour inside the largest cave only... More

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Reno
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stopped there to view the petroglyphs and to have a picnic at the shaded picnic tables after spending the morning in the nearby Sand Mountain Recreational Area.

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Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I parked at the entrance right off the highway on the right (there is also a road, which I did not take, that goes further in I think to the hidden caves). Anyway there is a show loop through the petroglyphs which only takes a few minutes. The petroglyphs are pretty worn but still interesting. From there I took the... More

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Good exercise, but could have benefitted from having a tour guide. Can sign up for a tour at the museum in town.

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Fallon, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Please do not deface the petroglyphs here. They date back thousands of years and can not be replaced. It can be a bit strenuous even on the trails when its hot so visit in the am if in the summer time. Its only about 5 miles from town so is an easy drive. The trails are easy to walk but... More

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Reno
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

For some reason I confused Grimes Point with a place (which I would later learn was Hickison Petroglyph Area) we had visited years ago on a trip through the 50. I was telling my son how cool it was walking through the huge rocks with carvings on them. But when we arrived at Grimes, I quickly figured out this wasn't... More

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Fallon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Nice place to take a walk or hike with the dogs or family. I would go before it gets too hot. Interesting petroglyphs but you can see where people have chipped some off to take, which is too bad. Just leave it alone!

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Fallon, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Grimes Point is a nice place to take your dogs for a walk or go for a hike or a jog. There are several trails there and none of them too hard or strenuous. One trail winds around rocks with petroglyphs - ancient native American etchings/ drawings. The other trail takes you to an outlook point on top of the... More

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