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“Blythe Intaglios”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Blythe Intaglios

Blythe Intaglios
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Blythe
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Owner description: The exact location of these mysterious figures is 16 miles north of Blythe.
Apple Valley, California
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4 reviews
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“Blythe Intaglios”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

History and seeing their size....makes one wonder how they really got there. Well preserved

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Worth seeing if you are in the area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2010

If you learned of the Blythe Intaglios, as I did, because they popped up on some website about the world famous Nazca Lines in Peru, then you may be mesmerized at the thought of seeing similar lines in your own back yard. Well, not quite the same thing. The "intaglios" (means "engravings") are fascinating from a scientific and historic standpoint. If your interest is more in seeing some spectacular and mysterious sight created by ancient man or maybe even extra terrestrials, better to start saving your pennies for that trip to Peru. I wondered why no one offered flights over the Blythe Intaglios. It's because they are much too small. There's no need to see them from the air as they are perfectly visible from the ground. The biggest is 171 feet long, which is to say, approximately the size of an Olympic pool. In comparison, some of the Nazca Lines are miles long. They are impossible to see from the ground, so overflights are the only way to see them. There is also an artistic difference. The Blythe Intaglios are artistically crude. No one is going to make jewelry out of their designs as is done at Nazca. I guess what says it best is that the Nazca Lines are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Blythe Intaglios will never merit that designation. But if you happen to be passing through Blythe, they make a very interesting side trip.

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Blythe, CA
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“The Blythe Intaglios”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2008

Ah, The Blythe Intaglios. I can say that I visit this area everytime I am in Blythe, but not for the sights, there is some good offroading to be done in this area. Simply turn off the highway, and follow the trail back. Just make sure you have a beer to drink at the top, because it is glorious.

Go father and explore if you want, however I recommend only doing this if you are in a Toyota or a Jeep. Have fun.

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