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Grapevine Canyon

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

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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A Hidden Gem in the Desert

I love the desert and history. This has the best of both worlds. I visited in the spring, near Easter Sunday and I was completely blessed by the beauty of the canyon. The rocks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I love the desert and history. This has the best of both worlds. I visited in the spring, near Easter Sunday and I was completely blessed by the beauty of the canyon. The rocks were painted by the light misting of rain and the vegetation was in full bloom. The pictographs are always interesting and rich in history. Bring a... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

After leaving Laughlin on our way back to Vegas, we took Christmas Tree Pass and stopped to look at the petroglyphs. We were there on a week day and there we only one other couple at the site when we were there. Lots of small lizards, but it was early in the year so no other interesting area creatures. We... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Grapevine Canyon is fairly easily accessed via Christmas Tree Pass. A short walk brings you to the entrance to the canyon and the beginning of many Native petroglyphs. If someone wants to see these ancient markings up close - this is the place to go. The serenity and the peacefulness of this place can't be beat. Highly recommended

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

After spending numerous times in Laughlin, NV. and reading and hearing of this place we took the plunge and headed here. Loaded up the 3 small dogs, hiked Davis Dam and then headed here. We found the local interesting, although surprisingly busy!his at the end of March. As previously stated BRING WATER during the warmer months. Yes, you will hike... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

No regrets here just a short walk into some really old history, as always leave only foot prints please, my grandchildren need to see this! Just a short drive from Laughlin and 4wd isn't required great road, camera and water is all you need!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Do early in morning when not busy and hot. Wonderful scent from blooming wildflowers. Careful with thorns and flash floods

Thank DrFoofie
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This was a gem of a hike in the middle of the desert. I never expected to find a spring of water running through the middle of the canyon in the desert. It was fantastic! A volunteer was walking around telling us stories and helping us navigate the area. Take Christmas Tree Pass road outside of Laughlin, NV and drive... More 

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San Bernardino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We visited this place while we were staying in Laughlin at Harrah's. The road turn off is approximately 5 miles from town and another 2 miles on a dirt road easily accessible for cars. Look for a sign saying Christmas Tree Canyo. The hike is approximately a 1/4 mile to the beginning of many petroglyphs and a easy hike.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

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!

1 Thank bonny132
San Bernardino
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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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