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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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Simply Beautiful

Wife and i found a cooler day and decided to go on a short hike, wow are we glad we decided to pick this canyon to go into. The Indian (native American) drawings were incredible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and i found a cooler day and decided to go on a short hike, wow are we glad we decided to pick this canyon to go into. The Indian (native American) drawings were incredible the the hike is pretty low key, just make sure you have decent shoes on and watch where you step. The views were quite breathtaking.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most beautiful and serene setting for petroglyphs. About 1/4 mile walk from parking lot and need to drive 2 miles on a passable dirt road. I loved loved it

1 Thank treetrippers
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very easy to get to. Christmas Tree Pass south entrance. Maybe 1 1/2 miles up and your there. Signage, big lot to park, bathrooms and you can take your car on a little bumpy road, no problem. Walk by the first little hill o the left to the canyon in the short distance. You can walk in the wash west... More 

Thank Bill85210
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Experience the land of historic native Americans. The petroglyphs are abundant. Gravel road is easy. Our luxury sedan handled it with ease. Bring water

Thank Terry F
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 

Thank AZboyinWI
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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!

Thank High_Miles
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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

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