Halloran Summit 1

California 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.

Halloran Summit 1


The Halloran Springs and Summit sites are thought to be products of either the Chemehuevi, or Anasazi people, or possibly both groups. There is evidence that the Anasazi followed the turquoise trails to a place not far from Halloran Springs between A.D. 500 and A.D. 1000. During the late 1890’s to the late 1930’s the area also has a history of gold mining, and by 1953 all mining equipment had been removed.


This is the largest of the three Halloran Summit sites that we explored. This site contained rock art and habitat areas.


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