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Mt. Irish Archaeological District - Paiute Rock
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Paiute Rock
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Paiute Rock
Paiute Rock and 2nd BLM sign

Overview

The Mt. Irish Archaeological District is a large area with many boulder piles and low bands of cliffs covered with rock art. Paiute Rock is one of the major public petroglyph sites in the district and consists of one, isolated boulder pile. Native peoples etched an extensive array of nice petroglyphs into the rocks. The BLM placed nine numbered markers around the site, and the BLM and Lincoln County each produced brochures describing the numbered rock art panels.

While visiting this site, please take care of the area and leave it as you found it for the enjoyment of future generations.

Link to Site Map.

Paiute Rock
Numbered site marker

Location

The Mt. Irish Archaeological District is located in the Pahranagat Valley, about 110 miles north of Las Vegas. Details of the location, access routes, and GPS coordinates are presented on the Mt. Irish Archaeological District page.

On Logan Pass Road, stop at the large parking area marked by the second BLM sign (Site 1134). The parking is located at the southeast corner of Paiute Rock. The sign-in register is located on the edge of the parking area, and the first numbered marker is behind the register. Markers 2 to 9 run to the right, circling Paiute Rock in a counter-clockwise direction (Marker #9 is missing).

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Paiute Rock Parking
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Second BLM sign adjacent to Paiute Rock
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Mt. Irish Archaeological District - Paiute Rock
Marker #1: Atlatl Rock
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Marker #2: Family
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Marker #2: Family
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Paiute Rock scenery during winter
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Vandalism: don't be that guy

Table 2. Hiking Coordinates based on GPS data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Hiking GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Waypoint Comment Easting Northing Elevation Verified
PR-Register Paiute Rock sign-in Register 643672 4163163 5,605 GPS
PR-01 Paiute Rock Marker #1 643667 4163164 5,605 GPS
PR-02 Paiute Rock Marker #2 643670 4163176 5,604 GPS
PR-03 Paiute Rock Marker #3 643675 4163184 5,603 GPS
PR-04 Paiute Rock Marker #4 643665 4163188 5,606 GPS
PR-05 Paiute Rock Marker #5 643659 4163194 5,616 GPS
PR-06 Paiute Rock Marker #6 643649 4163196 5,617 GPS
PR-07 Paiute Rock Marker #7 643647 4163203 5,621 GPS
PR-08 Paiute Rock Marker #8 643640 4163184 5,630 GPS
PR-09 Paiute Rock Marker #9 643652 4163172 5,650 Map

PR = Paiute Rock
Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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