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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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Bridge Canyon Wilderness

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Petroglyphs by early Indians in the Bridge Canyon Wilderness

Petroglyphs by early Native Americans in the Bridge Canyon - Picture taken by Brian Beffort

The Newberry Mountains, which rise to an elevation of 5,600 feet, offer a cool refuge from the heat of the surrounding desert lowlands. These imposing mountains contain wilderness strewn with rugged granite boulders, steep canyons and intermittent springs and seeps. The rock outcrops and caves make this area very striking. Stands of cottonwood trees can be found along the Grapevine Wash and Sacatone Wash water courses. Canyon grape, cattails and rushes grow in Grapevine Canyon. Discover the petroglyphs of early Native Americans in the canyon along with majestic bighorn sheep and the clever coyote. Reptiles include the Western chuckwalla, side-blotched lizard, Gila monster, rattlesnakes and a desert tortoise habitat.

Did You Know?

Mohave Yucca

All yucca species have evolved a special relationship with yucca moths. Each species of the plant has its own corresponding species of pollinating moths.