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Native American rock art in Nevada

By November 25, 2012

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The Silver State contains some of the most significant rock art sites in the United States. Of these, some of the best are right here in northern Nevada.

Petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, NV
Petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.
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Lagomarsino Canyon is between Reno and Virginia City, but it's a dicey drive over rough roads to get there. If you have the vehicle and know-how, it's well worth the trouble to visit this extensive rock art site.

Grimes Point Archaeological Area, just east of Fallon, is much easier to visit. There are interpretive signs and a developed trail, along with restroom and picnic facilities. Another site, Hidden Cave, is nearby.

For a look at other rock art sites around Nevada, refer to my "Pictures of Rock Art Sites in Nevada" article.

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