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Grapevine Canyon

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Address: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
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+1 702-293-8906

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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Another great thing to do passing through or staying in Laughlin! Only about 15 minutes from town, a short walk, not suitable for wheelchairs, climbing over boulders. But the... read more

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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another great thing to do passing through or staying in Laughlin! Only about 15 minutes from town, a short walk, not suitable for wheelchairs, climbing over boulders. But the petroglyphs are visible only 1/4 mile from parking. So maybe some with limited mobility can see some.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited the Canyon when we were staying in Bullhead City two years ago. It is awe inspiring, easily accessible and free admission. We returned as a refresher in local history and to enjoy the beauty of the terrain. It's an easy walk from the parking area, which has facilities, to the petroglyphs. It's well worth the trip.

Thank Karli036
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been traveling to Laughlin for over 20 years and we never knew about this site. Heck, even most locals didn't realize this site existed. It truly is a gem of a spot in the middle of the desert. We even enjoyed the short drive along Christmas Tree Pass to get to the parking area - mind you... More 

Thank Lita K
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am surprised that this was listed as #6 of Things to Do in Laughlin. Its a pretty flat hike, to see ancient sacred spiritual grounds. Petroglyphs are easy to see in plain sight. Climb up the rocks, and you will see carvings from at least 800 years ago! We went just before Christmas, and it was overcast, so we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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.

1 Thank Leslie C
Bushnell, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 

1 Thank VespagirL55
Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 

2 Thank Chuck B
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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