• Grapevine Canyon, Lake Mead National Recreation Area - Laughlin, Nevada

      A small canyon located near Laughlin, Nevada is a wonderland of rock carvings known as petroglyphs. Current archeological research suggests that native Americans have been creating these drawings as early as AD 1100. There is a year-round creek that feeds native grapevines. Grapevine Canyon lies to the south of Spirit Mountain, the highest peak in the Newberry Mountains. Rising to an elevation of 5,639 feet above sea level, and this area is sacred to the Yuman nations of the lower Colorado River.

      If you go:
      The parking area for Grapevine canyon is located less than two miles from the highway and any vehicle can travel to the site. The petroglyphs are about 1/4 mile from the park area on a mostly level path. The site is not wheel-chair accessible. Be sure to have plenty of water, there is no drinking water at the site.


      Christmas Tree Pass Road
      Laughlin, Nevada 89029 USA

      Mailing address:
      Lake Mead National Recreation Area
      601 Nevada Way
      Boulder City, NV 89005

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor Center
      +1 (702) 293-8990

      Park Information Desk Open Monday to Friday
      +1 (702) 293-8936