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Grapevine Canyon

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Address: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
Phone Number: +1 702-293-8906
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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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Lots of Petroglyphs

Great little trail with lots to see. Thousands of Petroglyphs, very little water. We hiked during November because it is extremely hot during the summer. We will be going... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little trail with lots to see. Thousands of Petroglyphs, very little water. We hiked during November because it is extremely hot during the summer. We will be going back during the spring to see the grapevines all greened up.

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Bushnell, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sign on Route 163 north of Laughlin for Christmas Tree Pass is your window to a really stellar array of rock art. Short walk (not wheelchair friendly) from a parking area (with a bathroom) leads to a tumble of boulders and cliffs; every corner you turn reveals more art. Most of the petroglyphs are geometric, but there are some... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm no expert but I've seen my fair share of petroglyphs hiking in the Southwest and Grapevine Canyon is by far the most bang for the buck. First, its super easy to get to - less than 5 miles outside of Laughlin - paved until the last couple miles, well marked. Second, the trail is pretty much flat straight to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I visited here on 10/17/16 with our dog. Enter via road to Christmas Tree Pass, go NW about 2 miles and turn into Grapevine Canyon parking area. Short hike into a small canyon with lots of petroglyphs on both sides of the dry wash. We've been traveling 9 yrs now and have never seen this many petroglyphs... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

After a short drive down a dirt road it is about a 10 minute walk down a sandy path to see the petroglyphs. Be prepared to walk in the sand. Avoid the cactus! If you stray from the path you are likely to step on some very sharp cactus that pierce through your shoes. The views of the desert are... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a very interesting place to explore. It is a short drive from Laughlin. The road is dirt but well maintained. If you travel through to 95 it gets a little harder to travel if you are in a small car. It is a short walk from the petroglyphs from the parking area. Take plenty of water as there... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

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

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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

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