We originally visited this site in the spring of 2004 and then revisited it in July of 2013. Knapp Canyon petroglyph site is south of Searchlight, Nevada about 7 miles from the Colorado River and 15 miles from the Grapevine Canyon petroglyph site. Grapevine Canyon is a “public” rock art site and is listed on most maps as well as the Internet.
Even though we visited Knapp Canyon, I am mentioning Grapevine Canyon because of the closeness of the two canyons. For over a thousand years the Mojave Indians made this general area their homeland and they may have been the main contributors to the Grapevine Canyon rock art site.
Grapevine Canyon has its own style of rock art, strangely enough called “Grapevine Canyon” style. This style can be found at many of the sites concentrated along the Colorado River drainage including the Knapp Canyon site. This “style” emphasizes rectilinear, symmetrical, and geometric design forms. The most prominent things that stand out for most people to recognize are “I” and “H” -like shapes.