The Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Canyon Trailhead is on the north edge of the National Conservation Area, south of Henderson. Nawghaw Poa Road is off Democracy Drive and is open when the visitor contact station is open. The trail follows Sloan Canyon Wash for about 2 miles to Petroglyph Canyon, with a round trip hike about 3.7 miles.
There are some rules for those not familiar with hiking in the Mojave Desert or in a National Conservation Area. Off road vehicles,
camping, shooting, and pets are not allowed in this protected wilderness. Bicycles are not permitted on the Sloan Canyon trails.There is no cell phone signal in the canyons. If rain is in the forecast, reschedule your hike as the trails are mostly in a natural desert wash and flash flood area.
Hiking and horseback riding are allowed and this is the best way to see this unique ecosystem and heritage site. Remember it can get hot in the Mojave Desert! Bring water. Stay on the trails and roads, and leave the rest of the desert to the rattlesnakes. Help protect this ancient Nevada heritage site by leaving only your footprints.