Sloan is an unincorporated community in Clark County, Nevada. It is located just south of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Sloan is conveniently located within a good distance of Vegas, while remaining a largely rural setting. It is the starting point for many ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) adventures, and is known for its arid loveliness and stark beauty.
Nearby is Sloan Canyon which is a National Conservation Area (NCA) administered by the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM). It is located just south of Las Vegas, Nevada, a short distance from the Las Vegas Strip, near the Anthem development in Henderson.
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas 48,438 acres provide peace and solitude for those who visit the unique scenic and geologic features and extraordinary cultural resources. Surroundings can vary from lowland dry lake beds to volcanic rock peaks reaching more than 5,000 feet.
It contains well-preserved petroglyphs and several hiking trails that allow visitors to photograph the petroglyphs. The centerpiece of the area is the Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site, one of the most significant cultural resources in Southern Nevada. Archeologists believe the more than 300 rock art panels with 1,700 individual design elements were created by native cultures from the Archaic to historic era. Sloan Canyon has been called the Sistine Chapel of Native American rock art due to their size and significance. Rock Art Information