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Grapevine Canyon

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
+1 702-293-8906
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Petroglyph Extravaganza

We were in Laughlin for a few days and did not want to spend all our time in the casinos. We had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valarie A
Yucaipa, California
A little different

You start down a dirt road n about half mile down make left hand turn. Park n you go for a hike. No... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorraine N
Hiawassee, Georgia
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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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  • Average2%
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“parking area” (19 reviews)
“dirt road” (21 reviews)
“easy hike” (12 reviews)
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
+1 702-293-8906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Laughlin for a few days and did not want to spend all our time in the casinos. We had read years ago about the petroglyphs which are located close by and decided that this was the time to visit. It is a...More

Thank Valarie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You start down a dirt road n about half mile down make left hand turn. Park n you go for a hike. No set trail. Loose rocks n dirt. Don’t wear good clothes. You walk in and to the right you walk up a hill...More

Thank Lorraine N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This short hike is a gem. Lovely desert and rock formations, with petroglyphs you can see either in front of you or by looking up a bit. There are signs asking you to protect them, but there is some evidence of vandalism.

Thank lyeager
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally decided to do this hike since it's too hot in summer. Easy dirt road to trailhead. Hike to petroglyphs is flat. Hike continues into canyon, but gets more difficult with boulder hopping. Great scenery. Excellent petroglyphs.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife and I visit Grapevine Canyon at least once a year on the way to Harrah’s Laughlin. It is a short distance from Laughlin on Christmas Tree Pass road. Christmas Tree Pass is about 16 miles long from the north, however it is an...More

Thank as400avp
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This was an interesting approximately mile hike to many Native American pictographs that area dwellers chipped into rock faces hundreds of years ago. A very impressive variety of images and designs, and some are so high, you have to wonder how they reached those points...More

Thank joeinsocal2017
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I enjoyed the hieroglyphs. to walk in the footsteps where our Native Americans once did truly interests me.

Thank jcarlee
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was such a great find. The petroglyphs are really neat to see and very easy to get to. We continued on with the hike for another mile and a half but it wasn't an easy one. Not sure where I read the review that...More

Thank seajaydw
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is very close to Laughlin..take the Christmas tree Pass exit. The road is gravel but it is grated well and well maintained. You do not need 4 wheel drive. I just got back from Kenya and this would be considered a highway with truck...More

1  Thank NCtravellingdoc
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Grapevine Canyon is gorgeous! From the rock formations to the amazing petroglyphs which are hundreds of years old, this is a must see when in the Laughlin area. Not a far drive from Las Vegas and easy access. The road that leads to the petroglyphs...More

Thank romazzino
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27 November 2017|
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Response from Lillian B | Reviewed this property |
You can drive on a dirt road to the parking area. Then you do have to walk approx. 1/4 of am mile. its worth the walk!
15 August 2017|
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Response from murph711 | Reviewed this property |
We did a helicopter tour of the west rim Grand Canyon. That is also where the sky bridge is located. It's probably about an hour and half from Laughlin nv. It well worth the price and they have them going all day long. Hope... More
1 July 2017|
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Response from Karli036 | Reviewed this property |
The road surface is packed sand. We've seen small motor homes in the parking lot, but not trailers. The parking lot doesn't have room for turnarounds, especially with other vehicles parked there.