Added on June 6th to Nevada Rock Art Sites "A - F"
The Southwest, including Southern Nevada, has a significant amount of Native American Petroglyph / Rock Art Sites. Our web site will concentrate on the rock art of Southern Nevada which extends back over 1500 years, and was typically created by either the Paiute, Shoshone, Chemehuevi, or the Anasazi people.
We believe that rock art on public lands does not - and should not - belong to just a few select people or groups. However, due to the fragile nature of many rock art sites, it is not realistic to have a large number of people visiting most of them. What we are attempting to do with our website is to provide visual access where those with the interest or the curiosity can go to see and appreciate a small piece of Native American history. Our beliefs are that by educating people to the historical significance of the rock art, people will be more inclined to respect, and preserve, the sites for the enjoyment of everyone for a long, long time.
Nevada's Public Rock Art Sites:
I have added a new section to this website dealing with Nevada's Public Rock Art Sites.
All information appearing on this web site pertaining to the location of any Public Rock Art Site is taken from public records, official agency web sites, Topo maps, PBS TV (online), published map books (such as DeLorme map books, Nevada Road & Recreation Atlas, Nevada Map Atlas) and books or articles on rock art sites and hiking in Nevada.
There are many great websites dealing with rock art locations in Nevada, so with a little keyboard time you can get find driving directions to any of the "public" rock art sites that I have listed. Please keep in mind that your most important resource is the BLM, Forest Service or appropriate government agency.
We do not provide exact driving directions to any particular site. In most cases we will provide the GPS coordinates for the site, possibly a parking area, and/or a spot where you leave the pavement onto a dirt road. All the information that we provide is easily found on other websites; what we have presented here is a starting point for your search for "Public Rock Art Sites" in Nevada.
Disclaimer to keep my butt out of the proverbial wringer:
Check with multiple sources to make sure all your information is up-to-date and accurate. Do not rely on only one source (such as our web site) to be the final word. Contact the BLM, Forest Service, Park Service or whomever, to get the most up-to-date road and trail information. Things can, and do, change very rapidly in the desert due to road construction, flash flooding, and other natural and/or man-made causes.
The use of Topo maps, GPS, Google Earth, and a 4WD vehicle is strongly recommended.