Bridge Canyon Wilderness

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Petroglyphs in the Bridge Canyon Wilderness Area

The Bridge Canyon Wilderness is a small wilderness area located in the Newberry Mountains in southern Nevada, United States, in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.[1] The rock outcrops and caves make this area very striking. Stands of cottonwood trees can be found along the Grapevine Wash and Sacatone Wash water courses. Canyon grape, cattails and rushes grow in Grapevine Canyon. Discover the petroglyphs of early Native Americans in the canyon. Reptiles include the Western chuckwalla, side-blotched lizard, and Gila monster. [2]


The Wilderness covers an area of 7,761 acres (3,141 ha), with elevations rising to 5,600 feet (1,700 m). Bridge Canyon is situated approximately 75 miles (121 km) south of Las Vegas and 7 miles (11 km) west of Laughlin.


Bridge Canyon Wilderness became part of the National Wilderness Preservation System in 2002.[3]


  1. ^ Bridge Canyon Wilderness at Lake Mead National Recreation Area official website (accessed 2014-05-11).
  2. ^ Bridge Canyon Wilderness
  3. ^ "Bridge Canyon Wilderness, NV" at (accessed 2014-05-11).

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