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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great place to hike and see wildflowers in spring time and see the native art. At times you can see the water appear out of the local spring and then suddenly disappear.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A great experience. An excellent collection of some of the finest petroglyphs I have ever seen. You expect a wagon train or the Cartwrights to be riding down the gulch. Go two times. Once after a dry time and once after a wet winter. The difference is the desert flowers on the wet years.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Very near Laughlin Nevada with car parking and short easy hike to canyon entry. Some very high up petroglyphs with no graffiti. I walked up to the three rocks sentinel at the top of the canyon and had to use my hands in a few places. This is a very special place even if you are not into rock art.... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is about a 5-10 minute drive from Laughlin NV to Christmas Tree Pass Road (watch for the sign on the Right side of the Highway), then 2 miles of graded sand/gravel road - an easy drive in a 2015 Camaro. The trailhead is on the left, you will see concrete block washroom building. We researched the petroglyphs before we... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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Address: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
Phone Number: 702 293 8906
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Laughlin

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