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Blythe Intaglios

US 95, Blythe, CA
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The Geoglyphs/Intaglios/Earthworks are amazing. This was my 2nd time here, but the first with a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Much smaller than you'd expect, much more recent construction, may barely qualify as archeaology

It's easier to find than many of the reviews would have you believe, the gravel road is also in... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Geoglyphs/Intaglios/Earthworks are amazing. This was my 2nd time here, but the first with a Drone, which made all the difference! Must See!

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

It's easier to find than many of the reviews would have you believe, the gravel road is also in better condition. But, it's still a gravel road. There are two "stops", the first about 2 minutes in. Get out of your car and look north...More

1  Thank simple_travel_guy
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Do not follow Goolge Maps like we did. Go on U S Highway 95 and look for the Carin on the right hand side of the road and the sign and turn away from the river. It is a Bureau of Land Management historic site...More

5  Thank gasubkb
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed viewing these intaglios. It raised a lot of questions for me that I need to investigate further. If you're at all interested in archaeology cultural anthropology just history of the Native Americans this is a pretty neat place to visit

5  Thank susan l
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are into hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, ancient peoples, and archeology, these are really worth seeing! Well worth your time!!

2  Thank nana829
Reviewed 19 September 2016

There are many intaglios in the area. Locals and BLM will help you. These are sacred to Native Americans, especially the Yumans. Please treat them with respect as you would anything spiritual. They are very old and a tribute to man's spiritual quest.

1  Thank EdwardAbbey
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Go on U S Highway 95 and look for the Carin and the sign. It is a Bureau of Land Management historic site and the only place in the USA that has these Intaglios. One estimate is that they are up to 2000 years old....More

5  Thank Jim K
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I went to see these because I'm fascinated by this stuff. Take Intake 95, til you see the stacked rock marker, turn onto the dirt road. Honestly, if it wasn't fenced off I never would have found them. Which is been more incredible since the...More

8  Thank Susan F
Reviewed 7 February 2016

The Blythe Intaglios are very easy to drive to and a very short walk. If you are at all interested in the local Indian history this is a must see. There are several signs telling about what you are seeing in the two fenced areas...More

2  Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 6 December 2015

These geoglyphs are definitely not as universally well known as the Nazca lines, and maybe not quite as 'spectacular', i.e. huge as their Peruvian counterparts - size does count; at least for the wow-effect - but they are certainly very impressive nevertheless. Easily accessible down...More

2  Thank Esty666
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you get to these in a regular sedan? We're renting a car and was planning on coming here but worry about clearance.
18 January 2017|
Response from JanayAllie |
Yes, but don't go further than the second parking parking area. We continued up the trail looking for the third site, and it was rough and rutted. We were in a jeep with high clearance.
How were the Intaglio created?
4 January 2017|
Response from Oh_Susanna53 |
the dark outer stone was scrapped away to reveal the lighter done underneath.
What, exactly are Intaglio?
4 January 2017|
Response from jerrykeen |
Explain the origin of Intaglio.