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Grapevine Canyon

Lake Mead, Laughlin, NV
702 293 8906
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Ranked #2 of 23 attractions in Laughlin
Type: Canyons
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... more » 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. « less
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Shaker Heights
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Laughlin, Nevada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The nicest thing aboug Grapevine Canyon is you can choose how much you want to see, and the difficulty you are willing to endure to see it. Much can be seen without having to hike very far, and that scenery is a little amazing. Now that they've graded and improved the entrance to the site, you can now get their... More

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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It is a great adventure especially for those who like to travel and see unique things and History. Makes you wonder what the plateau was like over 1000 years ago.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is an amazing piece of cultural native american history. This is an ancestral area for them so be respectful. The area is maintained by the National Park Service and while the road says 4x4 recommended, ANY car can drive the gravel road from the highway (163). The restrooms are in the parking lot maintained constantly but they are single... More

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Grapevine Canyon lies a couple of miles down a dirt road to Christmas Tree Pass. The sign says 4x4 recommended, but we and the other people there that day did fine in regular 2-wheel-drive passenger cars. The road gets a bit rough and washboard-y at times, so you may have to take it slow or endure a bumpy ride. There... More

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Bloomer, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Laughlin several times and never knew this was here until I looked at Trip Advisor! So glad we had the opportunity to get there. We only had a couple of hours and would have liked to spend more time. Very peaceful and serene place, easy hike to get to the petroglyphs.

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Mesa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My husband and I drove up to Grapevine in the late afternoon. It was an easy hike to the petroglyphs and well worth the time. I was amazed how quiet the desert is in the early evening. The sun began setting and turned the desert gold and pink. There are more petroglyphs there than I had ever seen. It was... More

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Hastings, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a well kept 'secret'; but worth a little drive and a hike. There are petroglyphs along the sides of Grapevine Canyon; you just have to look up! it is a fairly easy hike and worth a little rock climbing to find small springs and water sources. Grapevine Canyon is west of Laughlin off the highway going toward Las... More

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

If you happen to be in the area, please do yourself a favor and visit Grapevine Canyon, especially if you are interested in Native American history. This is a hidden gem. It's an easy hike but make sure to bring water and wear proper shoes. Weather can be brutal in the summer. I was told that spring is the best... More

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USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

What a great place for a short and challenge hike. It is only 75 miles from Las Vegas and 12 miles from Laughlin. Be sure to bring a plenty of water and food. Dogs are welcome.

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