Raul Jusinto

Grapevine Canyon


Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs (AZ:F:14:98 ASM)

Grapevine Canyon

Lake Mead National Recreation Area National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior marker reads:

Grapevine Canyon, located within Spirit Mountain, is one of the earliest and largest petroglyph sites in Southern Nevada. This remote canyon is sacred to the Yuman and Numic speaking tribes indigenous to this area. The Yuman-speaking tribes include the: Mojave, Hualapai, Yavapai, Havasupai, Quechan, Pai pai, and Maricopa. The Numic-speaking tribes include the Chemehuevi and Southern Paiute. The springs and plants in this canyon attract people and many animals including desert bighorn sheep which are integral parts of this unique cultural landscape. The native rocks are darkened by desert varnish and covered with hundreds of petroglyphs, chipped or scratched into the rocks' surface.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.