Blythe Intaglios


A trip to the Blythe Intaglios makes for a memorable adventure for any van or RV nomad. The Intaglios are located on Highway 95 15-miles north of Blythe Ca and only a few minute’s drive from the interstate.  They are considered a California state historical place with a marker. They date around 1000BC but no one is quite sure.  


The Blythe Intaglios are located 15-miles north of Blyth in the Colorado Desert. I consider the intaglios a must-see destination for anyone drive to/from Southern California. 

The intaglios are easy to get to and are only an hour out of your way from the traveling the I-10.

There are over 200 intaglios in the Colorado Desert and mostly located along the Colorado River.

The Blythe Intaglios contain three human figures, two four-legged animals, and a spiral. The largest human figure in the Blythe Intaglio group is 171 feet long.

The intaglios are best viewed from the air s if you have a drone it is time to use it.


The intaglios are located down a dirt road so there is plenty of parking. 


There is nearby Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land where you can boondock. 

It is a privilege to have Blythe Intaglios for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.


  • From Blyth travel north on Highway 95
  • 15miles north there is a Historical Marker
  • Turn onto a dirt road and drive 1/10 mile to the first intaglio

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