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Grapevine Canyon

Address: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
Phone Number: 702 293 8906
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Laughlin
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Owner description: Visitors come to this canyon in the Nevada desert to view its Indian petroglyphs, some of the first...
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Owner description: Visitors come to this canyon in the Nevada desert to view its Indian petroglyphs, some of the first known to man. Truly an amazing site, many of the etchings go 40 to 50 feet below the sand level and are hundreds of years old. A few of the more common ones have been translated but the rest remain a mystery.
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Very easy drive from Laughlin, NV/Bullhead City, AZ area. Not a difficult walk. Amazing the number of petroglyphs to be seen. (I've been to Capitol Reef National Park in UT and Valley of Fire, NV State Park. The Grapevine Canyon petroglyphs were more interesting and numerous compared to the other parks. The area has interesting rock formations and other desert... More 

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Mojave, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Petroglyphs of Native Americans are just steps away from the parking lot. The vanish over the years have left them like a billboard, telling the modern day traveler of their life.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

As you can see from all of the posted pictures, the canyon has loads of petroglyphs (most are real, some are obviously not). It is an easy hike, regardless of what the sign at the front may say. Parking is close by, safe, and there are actually bathrooms. The hills of the canyon offer a wonderful collection of climbing opportunities,... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is like the easiest hike with amazing desert scenery. Plus you get to see ancient petroglyphs. We go every year because the kids love to see it and it is so much fun. I highly recommend this great little nature walk.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I would recommend leaving the casinos for a while, because this is just awesome ! It is a nice hike in the desert, so I would say go earlier in the day before it gets too hot. The petroglyphs are are plentiful and easy to see. I felt like I was in a piece of history !

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Grapevine Canyon is a sacred place to many Native American tribes and wonderful opportunity to view 100s of ancient petroglyphs. It is located approximately 10 minutes West of Laughlin, Nevada off of NV road 163; turn onto a hard packed dirt road marked "Christmas Tree Pass" and travel 2 miles to the parking lot. A fairly easy, level path will... More 

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Northern Ontario
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30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great little walk into some very nice desert scenery. Fairly easy to negotiate your way through except for a few of the stiffer plants that can scratch your legs up if your wearing shorts. The last 50 yards is a tough climb up a few large rock outcrops but has a nice reward at the top with the views east... More 

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Modesto, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

First time we visited was a little bit foggy but this time soooo beautiful. You can not leave there without being in awe.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

After a difficult 2 mile drive over a gravel road you come to the trailhead for Grapevine Canyon. A very easy 1/4 mile hike will bring you to dozens of petroglyphs that are thousands of years old. It was astonishing to look at writings done by the ancients. Well worth the ride and walk.

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Polacca, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful site in the desert. Lots of petroglyphs and native plants. Grapevines in the desert??!! Yes, wild grapes! Some strenuous climbing of the rocks to get to the top of the canyon. Beautiful views.

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