This trail has been adopted by: Pam R (What's this?)

Grimes Point Petroglyph Trail

Grimes Point is one of the largest and most accessible petroglyph (rock art) sites in the United States

photo:

Length: 0.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

See more details.

Become an NRT Ambassador

Join a cadre of volunteers to help improve the data on this trail.

 

Location: Southeast of Fallon on U.S. Highway 50
State(s): Nevada
Counties: Churchill
Longitude: -118.64731
Latitude: 39.40127

Driving Directions

From Fallon, head east on US Highway 50 approximately 12 miles until you see the archaeological site sign on the left (north side).

Description


This trail was traveled by a
NRT Ambassador on 11/17/2019.

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
Elevation Low Point: 3,926
Elevation High Point: 4,003
Elevation Gain (cumulative): 69 feet

Year Designated:
1978

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: American Trails Featured NRT
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

 

Photos

Sign at highway. Photo by Pam Riches.

Sign at highway. Photo by Pam Riches.

 

 Photo by Pam Riches.

Photo by Pam Riches.

Parking Area. Photo by Pam Riches.

Parking Area. Photo by Pam Riches.

 

Petroglyph. Photo by Pam Riches.

Petroglyph. Photo by Pam Riches.

Petroglyph. Photo by Pam Riches.

Petroglyph. Photo by Pam Riches.

 

Trail. Photo by Pam Riches.

Trail. Photo by Pam Riches.

Reviews

No reviews are available. Be the first to leave one!

 

Suggest an Edit

Do you see a problem with this trail data? Contact us below: