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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.

Distance: 0.1 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips




no dogs

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

5 days ago

cool view, but just a walk up stairs

19 days ago

Not really a trail just a walk up some stairs. The petroglyphs are beautiful

1 month ago

The hike is all stairs

3 months ago

Great petroglyphs and view at the top of the stairs.

4 months ago

short walk up stairs. interesting to see the petroglyphs

4 months ago

Neat to see the Petroglyphs but I hate exposed heights and these steps are terrifying. You can feel the wind through them and honestly, you see cool Petroglyphs in Petroglyph Canyon. BUT, they were neat to see up close.

4 months ago

very short, brings to a beautiful example of petroglyphs

5 months ago

A 50 feet walk then stairs up the rock. They are petroglyphs so it’s always amazing to see such art. Please don’t write on the rocks!

off trail
5 months ago

Had a blast with Outdoor Travel Tours!!

6 months ago

super short. walk up some stairs.

7 months ago

Quick stop with some stairs to the rock. It gets you a pretty nice close view of the petroglyphs.

9 months ago

Not a hike, just 3 flights of stairs to a cool view & some petroglyphs. Worth a quick stop.

9 months ago

Just walk up the stairs to see some cool petroglyphs!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Very easy. Parking lot nearby.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Quick trip up the stairs to see some great petroglyphs. Good for adults and children.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Neat climb up a staircase to get a close look. But there is also more petroglyphs to look at all around the bottom of the mountain.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

This is a climb up some stairs more than it is a hike. The petroglyphs at the top are really cool and you get great views of the desert. The surrounding area is also really cool and fun to explore. Definitely worth a stop.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

short walk up some stairs to see something cool

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

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

Sunday, November 26, 2017

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.

Friday, October 06, 2017

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

Sunday, October 01, 2017

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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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.

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