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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 17 Attractions in Laughlin
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Camping
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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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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

not to bad but I was nervous on the dirt road to the actual canyon. Interesting art on the rocks. I also met a rattlesnake.

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Chino, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a place to go and hike and relax. Take in mother nature and look at the petroglyphs left on the rocks by various indian tribes that past thru the area.It's only a 10 minute drive north of Laughlin. I highly recommend to anyone that can appreciate history and what the indians went thru to survive. We will definitly... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We took a little drive away from the casinos and decided we would do the short hike to view the drawings. It was very peaceful slightly overcast so the temperature was not a problem. It is a well worn trail easy to follow and many drawings to see. Just make sure and wear a hat and bring plenty to drink... More

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Shaker Heights
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110 reviews 110 reviews
51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The trailhead is apx. two miles off of Nevada Route 163, about five minutes from Laughlin, you turn down Christmas Tree Pass. You go down a dirt road, my small car able to handle it. You only have to walk about a quarter mile from the trail head (easy walk) to see the petroglyphs. It is amazing when you think... More

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