Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs






The Grapevine Canyon Petroglyph Area has a spectacular assemblage of petroglyphs pecked into a ridge of hard granite at the mouth of Grapevine Canyon. The petroglyphs depict bighorn sheep, atlatls, humans and abstract symbols. Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs is located in the Bridge Canyon Wilderness Area and the Spirit Mountain Wilderness area of Southern Nevada.

The Mojave Indians had called this site their homeland for thousands of years, yet it is unknown whether the Mojaves or their Paleo-Indian / Desert Archaic ancestors created the petroglyphs at the site. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 15, 1984.

Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States. It is located on the Colorado River about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Formed by water impounded by Hoover Dam, Lake Mead extends 112 miles behind the dam, holding approximately 28.5 million acre feet of water, making it one of the largest-capacity reservoirs in the Northern Hemisphere. Lake Mead, with its 550 miles of shoreline, is the focal point of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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