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Address: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
Phone Number: 702 293 8906
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Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: Visitors come to this canyon in the Nevada desert to view its Indian...
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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Some of the most accesible in the southwest

We have hiked to a lot of places looking at petroglyphs. These are some of the most easy to reach. It is a simple hike from the parking area to the site. the perfect respite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Mesa, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We have hiked to a lot of places looking at petroglyphs. These are some of the most easy to reach. It is a simple hike from the parking area to the site. the perfect respite after a day inside. don't miss it.

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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Petroglyphs are up close enough to touch, but, don't touch them. It is a nice pretty level walk of about 1/3 mile from the parking area. Nice restrooms also. Best to go in the Morning before it gets too hot.

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Delphos, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Easily accessible. Even though it is a dirt road to get to the location, it has been very well cleared and maintained. Good signage to get you there. Area seems to be respected by most visitors.

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Lloydminster, Canada
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59 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I am glad we went here while it was warm too ...the walk was not very long and really a good selection of petroglyphs to view...make sure when you first enter the canyon to look up to the left to see the deer looking ones ...and further up is a nice little cave we climbed up to. On a hot... More 

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Austin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Just a nice little hike to get away from the town. This isn't an "attraction" per se, but it is a nice little hike.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Within a short driving distance and 1/4 mile easy hike, are dozens of petroglyphs. Although vandals have chipped away at these priceless artifacts, there are still quite a few left to appreciate. If you need a break from the casinos, this is definitely a must-visit!

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Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First let me say that the weather was absolutely perfect for making this trip. It is on Indian Sacred Ground it is peaceful, quiet, and beautifully surrounded by mountains. We were able to find Indian markings which this canyon is famous for. Depending on the month you visit it is an excellent place to see.

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Very interesting place. Many Petroglyphs (some of which have partially collapsed over the past few decades). Dirt road that is generally well maintained to parking area then a 1/4 walk from parking area to main Grapevine area. (Primative outhouses are available at the parking area). At the start of the canyon, there are many petroglyphs. Further up the canyon (which... More 

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Washington, Pa
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46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

All the brochures I saw stated there "was an unmarked road 7 miles west of Laughlin on Rt. 163", we counted the miles, and saw a nice green sign saying "Christmas Tree Pass"!! 2 miles in on packed, sandy road is a parking area and restrooms! Nice easy walk about 1/4 mile to canyon. there are petroglyphs at canyon entrance.... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I am not a petroglyph expert, but they were amazing. I'm told that if you walk far enough back in the canyon there are pools of water. I'll do that the next tie around.

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