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Interesting Area to Hike

Short walk will get you to interesting petroglyphs. Does not take long to cover this area. Short... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard D
Arlington Heights

This is an amazing piece of history. I have been in this area once a year for the past twenty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Metro Minneapolis-saint Paul, Minnesota
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“dirt road”(22 reviews)
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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...more
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Short walk will get you to interesting petroglyphs. Does not take long to cover this area. Short drive from Laughlin casinos on Christmas Tree Pass. No special vehicle needed if coming from casinos, but if you decide to continue down Christmas Tree Pass all the...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing piece of history. I have been in this area once a year for the past twenty years and just realized this existed!!! Right off of NV state rd 163 and Christmas tree road. It is a gravel road but well maintained....More

2  Thank pepe574
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy hike for the family. Make sure to bring water, it can be hot. The trail isn’t marked but you won’t get lost if you follow the river bed. The road out to the trail head is dirt, we made it fine in our car....More

Thank Erinleann S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Dirt road but only a couple of miles off the highway. We graded road for any type of vehicle, except a very low clearance. Parking area is about 1/4 mile from the petroglyphs, but the walk is pretty easy. Stay up on the bank of...More

1  Thank Dreamer569965
Reviewed 22 August 2018

It was beautiful scenery and loved the burrows! We got there too late so we missed most of the stores but went in one.

Thank hudsont1018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a great place to visit providing you can walk or hike. About a mile hike to your destination. Interesting site. Best time is early spring or winter. Too hot in summer.

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 9 August 2018

A short hike to petroglyphs. Then you can continue to some small springs. If you like to hike further up the hills without climbing a lot boulders, you should take the left side. There are no signs and no visible trail. If you go in...More

1  Thank amuzed2death
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice local hike. It has wonderful desert scenery. The canyon has wild grapevines and a snail stream that runs through the area. It is great place to get out of the heat for a few hours.

Thank Dennis R
Reviewed 17 July 2018

It was a hot day but the walk was not unbearable. We drove into the canyon area and parked, then walked for about fifteen minutes. The rock writing is everywhere. While it was not a major attraction, when going to Laughlin, you should check them...More

Thank Jesse M
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Make sure to bring water. We had water but could of used more. We were there about noon to 1sh, with the high sun it was hard to see some of them, but had fun searching. Don't wear flip flops out here, tennis shoes are...More

1  Thank VegasCat15
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20 August 2018|
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Response from Heidi Z | Reviewed this property |
I think the service will be unreliable.
28 January 2018|
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Response from as400avp | Reviewed this property |
It would take about an hour to view the rock art. Obviously you can spend as much time as you would like walking through the Canyon. If you would like, Christmas Tree Pass is about 13 miles long. This road is not paved... More
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!