Grapevine Canyon
Grapevine Canyon
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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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Antsy33
Chatsworth, CA33 contributions
Mar 2023
Beautiful, nice and easy walk! I've got a handicapped placard and a bad back and was able to move around comfortably. There is a bathroom on site, but it isn't the best and best used only in a pinch. Lots of different petroglyphs to look at and walk around - able to get very close to them and take lots of photos! It is ABSOLUTELY worth the 15 - 20 minute drive from downtown Laughlin as an added bonus you also drive along Christmas Tree Pass - the dirt road itself is better than a lot of other private roads we've been on so it was a nice ride out to the site as well. We went during March 2023 so we didn't encounter snakes, other animals as it had been raining the days before and was cold outside. Doing off the path kind of weird little hikes has been our couples adventure and I was really happy we did this one!
Written 21 March 2023
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Susan H
Tacoma, WA2,581 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is a must see if you are into pictographs. The drive in is only a couple of miles down a well marked and maintained dirt road. Then the walk in is in a sandy wash about 1/4 mile and there you will see a large number of pictographs amongst the rocks. So many to see and so easy to get to. You can hike in farther if you like, but I was more than thrilled with what we saw so close to the parking lot. Nice for those who don’t want a long hike.
Written 17 November 2022
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shakuroo
Dana Point, CA121 contributions
Oct 2022
We were looking for a nature trek to do while in the Laughlin area which is full of buildings and casino. The drive out to the canyon was about 15 minutes. Easy 2 mile drive on the dirt road with our RAV. Easy walk thru the river bed to the entrance of the canyons where the petroglyphs are located. We did not hike further as it was stepper with rock climbing and we were not prepared with hiking shoes. The carvings are well preserved. I just wish I knew what the meanings are.
Written 20 October 2022
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chris h
18 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Seems like almost all of the petroglyph are at the very beginning of the canyon. About quarter Mike from the parking lot. Saw a big rattle snake about 5 feet away in our path on the rocks. Watch your step !
Written 3 May 2022
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Donald S
Comstock Park, MI2,827 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
On our trip from Vegas to Laughlin, we could not find the road. Found it on the way back to Vegas. It’s a two mile drive on a washboard road, but our rental van handled it fine. Just drive slow! After hitting the parking area, you have a 1/4 mile walk to the site. It’s crunchy stones (like walking on beach sand). It’s well worth the trip. Both of us being 74, we could only view the close stuff(I understand there is much more if you’re young enough to do the hiking).
Written 22 April 2021
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Catherine E
Clarksville, TN15 contributions
Dec 2020
Did some hiking and a little climbing. Cool petroglyphs although we never saw the one in the picture. Nice quiet place
Written 8 December 2020
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Larry S
Fulton, NY345 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
On our way back to Vegas after spending the night in Laughlin we decided to make a stop at Christmas Tree Pass and check out Grapevine Canyon, we're so glad we did, just incredible! Words and pictures can't truly do justice to the beauty of this area. 1st of all it's about 2 miles back off the main road following a dirt road so it's a bit slow going but not an issue if you have an SUV or a pickup. Once you get back to the parking area it's a short hike back into the canyon and it's well worth it to see the Petroglyphs and all. We had never seen anything like this before and glad we stopped by to see, just amazing! It's not a far drive from the strip so if you're in Vegas and want to try something new check this out, just incredible!
Written 1 December 2020
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SHWTraveler
4 contributions
Aug 2020
Really worth going out of the way to see. Only a few miles out of town and about a quarter mile hike.
Written 24 August 2020
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Bonnie A
Phoenix, AZ8 contributions
Mar 2020
don't go when its really hot outside. It is a walk in the dessert, but we did enjoy the Petglagriphys very much.
Written 9 March 2020
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The Elusive Armadillo
10 contributions
Feb 2020
We went to Grapevine Canyon the day after it had rained and we took a truck as the roads were pretty rough. There was room to park in the lot and washroom facilities there. The walk up to the actual petroglyphs is only a few minutes and once you get there it’s so amazing. The petroglyphs are everywhere. We followed some trails through the rocks and brush which I would not advise if you have mobility issues. But if you’re up for it, you can clamber along deeper into the trails to see all sorts of fascinating drawings. If you’re not up for that, there is still plenty to see. Due to the time of year, we were not worried about snakes and even saw a few small lizards.
Written 24 February 2020
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