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Falling Man Rock Art Site
Returning to the Trailhead

Hiking Around Las Vegas, Gold Butte National Monument
Falling Man Rock Art Site
Falling Man
Falling Man (view W)

Overview

The Falling Man Rock Art Site is a fascinating petroglyph gallery that has seen many visitors over the years. From the trailhead, people now walk a few minutes where drivers once unknowingly drove over and damaged archeological features such as agave roasting pits and a prehistoric campsite.

Walking into the Falling Man panel, people might now notice rock art on crags and boulders along the trail. The trail is only about 0.3 miles, but the last bit of the route to the Falling Man petroglyph requires an easy scramble among the rocky sandstone crags. Off the beaten path, the farther you go and the more you look, the more rock art you find.

There are 10 spots to see here. Be sure to click the links to see more photos of each.

Link to area map or hiking map.

Lower Wall Site
Hiker descending from the broad, flat ledge (view W)
Lower Wall Site
Descending the ramp past Bigfoot Site (view SE)
Lower Wall Site
Descending towards the wash (view SE)
Falling Man
Returning to the trailhead (view NE)
Falling Man
Hiker back at the lowest tinaja (view E)
Falling Man
Hikers above the tinajas (view NE)
Falling Man
Hikers passing the tinajas (view NE)
Falling Man
Be sure to look for rock art missed on the way in (view N)
Falling Man
Petroglyph panel to find during return to trailhead
Falling Man
Very old petroglyph panel to find during return to trailhead
Falling Man
Sandy area below the Amphitheater (view N)
Falling Man
Pictographs and petroglyphs (view N)
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Pictographs and petroglyphs (view N)
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Colorful sandstone crag (view NE)
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Hikers atop "jump-off" ledge (view N)
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Hikers atop and below "jump-off" ledge (view N)
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Hikers on flat ground (view N)
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Hikers on exit trail (view N)
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Hikers on exit trail (view N)
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Hikers approaching the trailhead (view N)

Table 2. Hiking Coordinates Based on GPS Data (NAD27, UTM Zone 11S). Download Hiking GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Wpt Location Easting Northing Elevation (ft) Point-to-Point Distance (mi) Cumulative Distance (mi) Verified
01 Trailhead 752138 4044187 2,393 0.00 0.00 GPS
02 Falling Man Panel 751967 4043745 2,432 0.33 0.33 GPS

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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