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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 38 things to do in Laughlin
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Owner description: Visitors come to this canyon in the Nevada desert to view its Indian petroglyphs, some of the first...
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very easy drive from Laughlin, NV/Bullhead City, AZ area. Not a difficult walk. Amazing the number of petroglyphs to be seen. (I've been to Capitol Reef National Park in UT and Valley of Fire, NV State Park. The Grapevine Canyon petroglyphs were more interesting and numerous compared to the other parks. The area has interesting rock formations and other desert... More 

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Mojave, California
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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Petroglyphs of Native Americans are just steps away from the parking lot. The vanish over the years have left them like a billboard, telling the modern day traveler of their life.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

As you can see from all of the posted pictures, the canyon has loads of petroglyphs (most are real, some are obviously not). It is an easy hike, regardless of what the sign at the front may say. Parking is close by, safe, and there are actually bathrooms. The hills of the canyon offer a wonderful collection of climbing opportunities,... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is like the easiest hike with amazing desert scenery. Plus you get to see ancient petroglyphs. We go every year because the kids love to see it and it is so much fun. I highly recommend this great little nature walk.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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