Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs
Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs (AZ:F:14:98 ASM)
Petroglyphs on a rock in Grapevine Canyon.
|Nearest city||Laughlin, Nevada|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|NRHP Reference #||84000799|
|Added to NRHP||December 15, 1984|
The Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs are located in Grapevine Canyon on Spirit Mountain near Laughlin, Nevada, and are listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. The area is also known as Christmas Tree Pass. While the petroglyphs extend through the canyon, a significant concentration lies at the entrance to the canyon which is at an elevation of 2,395 feet (730 m). The area features over 700 petroglyphs and many rock shelters.
In March 2010, David R. Smith, accompanied by two other individuals, defaced 30 areas of petroglyphs by shooting them with an automatic paintball gun. He was sentenced to serve time in federal prison and pay almost $10,000 in restitution.
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