Cottonwood Valley Wash 7

Southern Nevada Rock Art Sites

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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.


Preservation through Education


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.

Cottonwood Valley Wash 7

Red Rock National Conservation Area


Cottonwood Valley Wash is unique in the since that it is a stones throw from a major highway. Some of the rock art is visible from the road, yet 99.99% of the people passing by it will ever know it’s there. All of my Cottonwood Valley Wash sites cover a total distance of approximately 1 mile, and are along, in, or near the wash.


This part of the wash was very near one of the spurs of the Spanish Trail which followed an old Indian trail which was one of the routes from the east side, to the west side of the Spring Mountains.


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