Graffiti Vandalism

One of the most disturbing trends experienced at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, is the increase in malicious and intentional damage, specifically graffiti applied to cliff faces and boulders in the national conservation area.

Last fall vandals spray painted graffiti over Native American rock art panels that were over 1,000 years old. The cost to restore the panels approached thirty thousand dollars, paid for by generous donations from corporate donors and private individuals.

Here is a YouTube video update of the graffiti removal effort within Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Additional volunteers have been trained to remove graffiti and will be working hard to restore the park to its natural beauty. We are working with the Bureau of Land Management to compile an inventory of graffiti damage and will schedule volunteer work days to remove the damage.

Help us remove graffiti from Red Rock! Send your vandalism photos and the GPS location (use UTM NAD 83 if possible) to: Pictograph Panel with Graffiti

A $2,500 Reward for information that leads to the conviction of vandals is offered by Friends of Red Rock Canyon and Conservation Lands Foundation. Those with information about the crime should call (702) 515-5151, all tips can remain anonymous.

Please DONATE NOW. Send your tax deductible donation to Friends of Red Rock Canyon PO Box 97 Blue Diamond, NV 89004 or donate through Friends PayPal account.

The rock art (mainly pictographs) is probably late prehistoric to historic (e.g. ranging in time from about A.D. 1000 to possibly as late as the eighteen hundreds) and was made by the known prehistoric archaeological cultures that lived in the area (Virgin Anasazi, ancestral Paiute, Lower Coloradoan River groups).