Grimes Point Archaeological Area

Top choice in Northern Nevada

About 10 miles east of Fallon, you can walk a ¾-mile trail past rock carvings (petroglyphs) dating as far back as 9000 years. Need more archaeological significance? Loop back to the pre-historic Hidden Cave, via a steep path. You'll need a guide to get in, though – docent-guides lead tours into the cave, departing Churchill County Museum at 9:30am on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

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