Atlatl Rock

EASY 30 reviews
#6 of 19 trails in

Atlatl Rock is a 0.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

0.1 miles
19 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips




old growth

no dogs

One of the sites at Valley of Fire where you will see petroglyphs near Arch Rock.

17 days ago

This was so neat but sad to see the graffiti on the petroglyphs

1 month ago

This one was nice because the glyphs were very well preserved - the overhanging rock kept out the elements for the most part. There are also tons of glyphs all along the base of the rocks. We walked for about ten minutes, not seeing anyone else there, and kept seeing wall after wall of petroglyphs. It's an interesting little area, and is worth the quick stop even if you don't want to climb the stairs.

3 months ago

So little time and so much to see. I'll definitely go back to see all the different eye candy.

3 months ago

Really nice parking and picnic area. Easy to get to. Wish they had more info about the petroglyphs... how they were made, what they might mean etc.

7 months ago

More of a climb up steel stairs that a hike but the Pictograph were amazing

11 months ago

Very cool

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

So beautiful! Definitely take a lot of water.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Neat history ,take a trail around the left side of the stairs to see many more petroglyphs ..they are everywhere u look

Monday, July 04, 2016

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.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cool petroglyphs, quite a few stairs to get to them.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Everywhere in Valley of Fire is a great experience

Friday, January 15, 2016

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.

Friday, October 23, 2015

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.

Friday, October 23, 2015

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.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fun hike to some petroglyphs. Series of steps to get up the the petroglyphs.

Monday, March 30, 2015

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.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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

Monday, November 05, 2012

Sweeping, unobstructed, panoramic views from the stairs. Unique, scenic, historical. Loved it

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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.

4 days ago

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