Keyhole Canyon

Nevada, Mojave, Mojave Desert, Petroglyphs, Pictographs, Boulder City, Searchlight, Rock Art, Las Vegas, Cupules, Shelter, Cave
Carved, smooth granite from an ancient waterfall

This area is located outside of the town of Nelson, about halfway between Las Vegas and Searchlight, NV.  Access to this location is rather easy and it’s a popular camping location.  Unfortunately, there’s also some graffiti on the canyon walls.  Keyhole Canyon has a lot to offer…ancient waterfall, petroglyphs, pictographs, shelters with rock art and cupules/grinding stones.  While there’s some disagreement on which group left the rock art, many experts agree that the Zunis, Paiute, Mohave and Anaszi/Pueblo all traversed this area at some points in time.

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