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Address: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
Phone Number: 702 293 8906
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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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Historial Petroglyphs

Loved light hiking through Grapevine Canyon. Another area to enjoy but don't disturb. Little creatures in and out of the plants around the rocks. Super cool ancient Petroglyphs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved light hiking through Grapevine Canyon. Another area to enjoy but don't disturb. Little creatures in and out of the plants around the rocks. Super cool ancient Petroglyphs. Wear closed toe shoes. Recommend for sure!

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San Bernardino
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We went to see the Indians petroglyphs, it was nice to see part of the tribus culture. As well as to see the magnificent mountains and there beautiful colors.

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Ash Fork, Arizona, United States
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Grapevine Canyon is an Amazing Place along the Christmas Tree Pass RD., near Laughlin, NV. The Canyon is about 2 miles in off the Main Rd. We had a car, and it was doable but the going was slow. If you have a SUV you'll be cruising. Do not go in a car if the weather has been bad. Once... More 

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1 Thank Karen R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

What a fun treat! I'm so glad we found this. Some of the most beautiful petroglyphs I've ever seen! Only a 1/4 mile hike in, not ideal during hot temperatures but fun nonetheless!

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4 Thank Jenny K
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Reasonable level walk to petrographs. Couldn't really tell which were authentic Native American and those that were more recent imitations. It's free so what the heck! About 2 miles down dirt road off main hwy. If you're driving from the north it's about 6 miles before you get to Laughlin. We had to double back.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Worth the short drive and walk to see a lot of petroglyphs. In June it was already to hot to go past the first set of rocks and deep in the canyon.

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2 Thank Kehrin T
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Park your car and go as far as your body will allow.short very easy walk to see rock art and keep going up to your capacity as a hiker.You might see a desert bunny,roadrunner and of course a snake or coyote. Easy ride off road but dirt

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3 Thank Susan T
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Grapevine Canyon is an excellent destination for anyone interested in Native American petroglyphs or for anyone wanting a scenic walk through this part of the Nevada landscape. The terrain is easily negotiated with a moderate amount of care, and one may carefully scale the many boulders and rock formations to find the petroglyphs, though many may be seen from the... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Grapevine canyon is a wonderful canyon full of petroglyphs just outside of Laughlin. Very interesting and educational side trip. It is very hot so take lots of water. The are port-a-potties on site.

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4 Thank rly26
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

10 minutes away from town. The petroglyphs are amazing and it is cool to see the grapevines in the Canyon in the middle of the desert! It is about 1/2 mile from the parking lot to the canyon through the wash or you could walk around the wash if it is easier for you.

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