Valley of Fire: Atlatl Rock is a 0.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, NV that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
One of the sites at Valley of Fire where you will see petroglyphs near Arch Rock.
Not quite a hike, but a trip up some stairs.
The view at the top is pretty spectacular however. and you get to see some interesting petroglyphs. It is unfortunate that people have vandalized the formation with their own carvings.
Cool petroglyphs, quite a few stairs to get to them.
Everywhere in Valley of Fire is a great experience
The whole park is beautiful, and there are so many adventures that one can undertake. Unfortunately, there are scumbags who somehow think it's appropriate to damage the petroglyphs. Maybe one day there will be a collective effort to hunt these pieces of garbage down, beat them to a pulp, and throw them off a cliff. For those that actually appreciate our national and state parks, including the irreplaceable native art, there is much to be explored and admired at Valley of Fire.
I included pictures from hikes in the Valley of Fire state park in Nevada. it was well worth the short drive from Vegas and 10 dollars to get into the park.
All these hikes were in the same area The valley of fire state park in Nevada.
So I enclosed pictures from the trails next to the featured trails. It was well worth the short drive from Vegas and 10 dollars to get into the park.
Fun hike to some petroglyphs. Series of steps to get up the the petroglyphs.
Atlatl Rock is going to be about petroglyphs. You'll need to conquer a metal stair a length around 300 feet to see the petroglyphs. Unfortunately some graffiti has found its way up there right next to the petroglyphs. So now we can not touch the petroglyphs anymore but only see them through a Plexiglas because of someone's foolishness.
Even though we're familiar what they're all about this is worth checking out while you're there to see ancient art.
The staircase is quite formidable, but not much of a hike - just a few feet from the parking lot. Still this is very worth stopping by if you are in the park.
A huge rock teetering on a very small base. From the picnic area, it's a short walk to a stairway that gets you up close to the rock
Sweeping, unobstructed, panoramic views from the stairs. Unique, scenic, historical. Loved it
What were once beautiful Petroglyphs up high on a platform are now covered in graffitti. Its sad, but the petroglyphs are still legible so I recommend viewing it. Plus, you get to climb up a cool metal staircase to a platform that offers a wonderful view. There is no hiking involved in this. There's a parking lot right next to the staircase, including picnic tables. If you decide to venture off into the side canyons you might discover some more undisturbed petroglyphs as well as a terrain filled with soft, clean, undisturbed sand which was really cool.