“more than 700 petroglyphs”
The Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs are located in Grapevine Canyon on Spirit Mountain near Laughlin, Nevada, and are listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. The area is also known as Christmas Tree Pass. While the petroglyphs extend through the canyon, a significant concentration lies at the entrance to the canyon which is at an elevation of 2,395 feet. The area features over 700 petroglyphs and many rock shelters.
The glyphs were created between 1100 and 1900 AD. Both the meaning of the glyphs and their creators remains unclear although the area was inhabited by the Mojave.
The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 15, 1984. Mapping of the estimated 250 panels of glyphs was conducted in 2009.
The canyon itself is located in the Bridge Canyon Wilderness and the Spirit Mountain Wilderness as well as partially being in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Great petrogylphs, 1/2 to mile to top can go farther. Wild grape vines in canyon. Hence it's name. 2 mile dirt road to get to parking lot for start of hike. Also a toilet.
Gorgeous hike! Super short hike to tons of petroglyphs. Fun cliffs and boulders to scramble over. Hike a while and see a slot canyon. One of my favorite spots this trip!
We took our 5 kids. 6-13 years. The made the climb all the way up. But I don't think most kids their age could. We ran into a rattle. Wear closed toed shoes. Bring water. A backpack. Don't touch petroglyphs. There are smooth rocks and wild grapes. Come prepared. Be safe.
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Good for climbing and hiking.
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