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Grapevine Canyon

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
+1 702-293-8906
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For the archeologist in all of us

It’s like driving on a washboard to get to the trailhead but you can do it. It is a short walk... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
kellermaryrose
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San Diego, California
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A bit of culture

Let's be honest, you won't get your fill of culture in Laughlin, so you will really appreciate a... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
ostan14
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Louth, Ireland
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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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“parking area” (19 reviews)
“dirt road” (22 reviews)
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s like driving on a washboard to get to the trailhead but you can do it. It is a short walk straight ahead to get to the site. There are no signs except one that tells you to go at your own risk. Even if...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Let's be honest, you won't get your fill of culture in Laughlin, so you will really appreciate a visit to see the petroglyphs in Grapevine canyon. The canyon is located down a very bumpy rough track of the road to Las Vegas. Our rental car...More

3  Thank ostan14
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

After visiting and hiking Grapevine continue driving into the mountains. You'll come upon Christmas Tree Pass which is almost surreal when first seen. People have decorated the trees with their old Christmas decorations. What a site in the desert and mountains. It's a pretty rough...More

3  Thank Y4057TGroberts
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

If you appreciate nature and Indian artifacts you will be greatly blessed by this short excursion I will start by saying that the early inhabitants were definitely trying to communicate through the marade of Petroglyphs still legible.The entrance to the Canyon is covered with their...More

2  Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This place is well worth the short hike it takes to get there but once you arrive you will be amazed by the miriad of indian petroglyphs on all sides of you. Take time to look around because there are alot that are hidden somewhat...More

2  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

For archeology enthusiasts, hikers, nature lovers...this is a spectacular rocky setting with hundreds of fascinating petroglyphs on some of the largest panels in the Southwest. Serene setting.

1  Thank landart
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Average outing to see Indian markings on rocks. Watch your step for critters as you walk through the brush. Interesting to see but not much outside of seeing the markings.

1  Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Visited here this past weekend on our trip to Havasu, and what a surprise! This place really is amazing, and you can just feel the history of the tribes here. Definitely worth stopping! However, I would not suggest going here towing anything - the road...More

3  Thank dlsteffanic
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

There are so many wonderful sights to see driving this canyon. Bring your lunch and plenty of water because there are more easy off road trips to take on this drive.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

The Canyon is a little off the beaten path down a gravel road. It is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of casino row. The walk is enjoyable listening to the birds and reaching the hieroglyphics Indians have etched in the stone many...More

2  Thank luban
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VegasCat15
January 27, 2018|
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Response from as400avp | Reviewed this property |
It would take about an hour to view the rock art. Obviously you can spend as much time as you would like walking through the Canyon. If you would like, Christmas Tree Pass is about 13 miles long. This road is not paved... More
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debyrichter
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Lillian B | Reviewed this property |
You can drive on a dirt road to the parking area. Then you do have to walk approx. 1/4 of am mile. its worth the walk!
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andertg
August 14, 2017|
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Response from murph711 | Reviewed this property |
We did a helicopter tour of the west rim Grand Canyon. That is also where the sky bridge is located. It's probably about an hour and half from Laughlin nv. It well worth the price and they have them going all day long. Hope... More
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