We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grimes Point

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Highway 50, Fallon, NV
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

Site of petroglyphs that are said to be 7000 years old.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 34 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
If Native Americans are you thing, this is a must see

When travelling it's always nice to see something authentic and without the hype. Grimes Point is a national Park area where native people of past centuries carved petroglyphs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2016
Rob S
,
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 34: English reviews
Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
220 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located about 7 miles east of Fallon Nevada on Highway 50, this is one of the largest petroglyph sites in Nevada. Its about a quarter mile walk around the Petroglyph field. Its a self guided tour show ever long it lasts is up to you. Very interesting. Across the highway you can see Naval Planes landing and taking off from... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sunjammerz2
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were not in mood to be in casinos, so we drove up to Fallon without much thought. I never expected that there are so many petroglyphs in such a small town. The people in Fallon are very friendly, we at first did not find this place (returned back too soon). But a very nice lady told us to drive... More 

Helpful?
Thank sacgirl2015
Fallon, Nevada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

A truly must see archeological site. The Churchill County museum does monthly tours to this Historic Site. A must-see when in Churchill County a great place to take family and friends comma especially children. The trails are difficult to maneuver 4 persons with disabilities.

Helpful?
Thank m_arthur_11
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
332 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

When travelling it's always nice to see something authentic and without the hype. Grimes Point is a national Park area where native people of past centuries carved petroglyphs into the rocks that are what remain of an ancient lake. It's a nice visit so you can soak up the history and the desert ambiance while jets take off from the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rob S
Yelm
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

this was alot of fun my kids learned alot and was worth the drive. something you can do more then one time. the rock art was amazing my son has cebral palsy and the trails were perfect for him

Helpful?
Thank kristins c
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
4,186 reviews
2,688 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We went to our second visit to Grimes Point which is close to Fallon, Nevada. It was another gorgeous sunny day for our trip. We did the Petroglyph Trail and also went out to the caves area. There are informational signs along the Petroglyph Trail. Unlike our first trip, we were not treated this time to the free air show.... More 

Helpful?
Thank mini
Loveland, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Good for families and elderly too. Interesting little hike. You get to see lots of petrographs but they all start to look a like.

Helpful?
Thank connie j
Spalding, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stumbled upon this site on our drive into Fallon from distant Delta, UT. Well-rounded blackened boulders litter a low hillside on what was once the shores of a formerly much-larger Lake Carson. The petroglyphs themselves are not always the clearest you will see - not helped by the bright late afternoon sun when we were there, but once you've... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul J
Cold Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Views arebreath taking, would of been nice to see more pyrographics , too many bats in the caves. Short walk to see most everything

Helpful?
Thank PattiS1979
Tonopah, Nevada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Petroglyphs near the parking lot and hiking trails that go higher on the hill. Very neat to see and a good place to stop and stretch if you are traveling through.

Helpful?
Thank Sally W

Been to Grimes Point? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Grimes Point staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?