Grimes Point

photo: The Grimes Point Petroglyph Trail Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Length: 0.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Southeast of Fallon on U.S. Highway 50
States: Nevada
Counties: Churchill
Latitude: 39.40127   Longitude: -118.64731

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Description

Grimes Point is one of the largest and most accessible petroglyph (rock art) sites in the United States. There are hundreds of boulders in this locality with petroglyphs inscribed in them. Designs include circles, wavy lines, human figures, snakes, and other animal figures. The rock art is believed to be about 6,000 years old. Visitors can view examples of petroglyphs along a short, self-guided interpretive trail. The site is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Crushed Rock
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1978

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: BLM - trail information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Bureau of Land Management
5665 Morgan Mill Rd.
Carson City , NV 89701
(775) 885-6000

 

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