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“This is an easy hike..”
Review of Grapevine Canyon

Grapevine Canyon
Ranked #7 of 39 things to do in Laughlin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Bullhead City, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“This is an easy hike..”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We hiked grapevine canyon and were lucky enough to evesdrop on a(Ranger) tourguide's informative presentation.
Lots of petroglyphs here! This is indeed a sacred place.
10 minutes from Laughlin makes this an easy 1/2 day outing.

Visited June 2013
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Bullhead City, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Very nice easy hike”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Easy hike to see the Indian drawings and maybe some wildlife and if the right time of year a small waterfall!

Visited December 2012
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Amboy, California
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great Place to See Petroglyphs”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

It's only a short walk to see a pretty wide assortment of petroglyphs. Be careful that there is some pretty soft sand near the parking area. There is actually a jeep that has been stuck there for an apparently long time.

Visited May 2013
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Cortez, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Go early, wear proper footgear”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This was an easy drive from the hotel, and a nice little hike... temperatures in April were hitting 104... take water... wear HIGH TOP BOOTS this is rattlesnake country.

Visited April 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Surprisingly accessible!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Grapevine canyon had been on the list for a while, so it was great to finally visit. The start of the canyon walls are pretty close to the trailhead but we would recommend staying on the higher ground as the ground is a lot firmer. The first 1/2 mile is very easy going but after that you will need to start a bit of gentle climbing to get over some rock features. It is very peaceful and you will see a bit of wildlife, thankfully we didn't come across any rattlesnakes but they are definitely there. There is a restroom at the trailhead parking lot but it is quite primitive! Definatly worth a couple of hours out though, its a beautiful, natural area and the petroglyphs are very interesting. You don't need to go down into the canyon to see most of them as the biggest concentration seemed to be at the entrance.

You can get to the canyon from either US95 or US163. US163 is a lot easier and quicker being about 2 miles down a well graded smoothish track- we did it in a Mustang. We did go back via Christmas Tree Pass onto US95 but I really wouldn't recommend it without an SUV or 4x4 as the road isn't metalled and there are quite a few ruts and quite a loose surface.

Visited April 2013
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