Nevada's Public Rock Art Sites:
The state of Nevada is fortunate to have many excellent examples of rock art, but as is typical in most states, the majority of it is not - and probably should not - be accessible to the general public. On the bright side, there are some absolutely great "Public Petroglyph Sites" that individual agencies have set aside for everyone to view. The problem is that finding information on these sites can be very difficult, if not almost impossible, hence this web site.
In Nevada, most of the "Public Sites" are on open public lands managed by the BLM, and in most cases can be accessed by existing roads or trails. Please remember that when you come to a Wilderness Boundary and/or roads that are "Posted Closed", they are closed to all vehicular traffic including ATV's, but are open to hiking and horseback riding. Please use existing roads. Try to stay on established trails where possible, and watch where you park and where you hike.
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.