Rainbow Canyon Shelter

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.

Rainbow Canyon Shelter


This area is perfect for habitation. You have sheep, rabbit, deer, and birds. Plus, there is seasonal water within feet of the shelter and year around water about a half mile away.


This shelter in south central Nevada is approximately 80’ long, 6’ high, and 10’ to 12’ deep. Looking at the pictographs on the walls and the marking on the floor there appears to have been several different cultures occupying this shelter over a very long time.


Each pictograph photo is followed by an enhanced one using D-Stretch.


Click on the image below to enlarge