Petroglyph Canyon via Mouse's Tank Trail

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Petroglyph Canyon via Mouse's Tank Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

views

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

Short, easy walk through canyon filled with prehistoric indian petroglyphs Petroglyph Canyon at Valley of Fire State Park is probably the most accessible way for visitors to view petroglyphs. The walk is short and very easy in the sandy bottom of this narrow canyon. Resist the temptation to touch the petroglyphs as they are easily damaged and cannot be repaired, or replaced. Absolutely no one alive today knows for certain what these ancient markings mean, but there is an informational sign at the trail entrance which explains some of the most commonly accepted interpretations. As you walk through this canyon, it is easy to imagine that you're transported back in time -- the grandeur and solitude (if you're lucky that is) of these brilliant red sandstone cliffs is almost overwhelming. In the summertime, the heat in this canyon is stifling and intense -- best viewed early in the morning or just before sunset; daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees, and 120 degrees is considered common. Carry water with you year-round.

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Four stars for the scenery. VERY easy hike even for the youngsters. Another "wow" hike in Valley of Fire.

I took my 7 year old and this hike was perfect. not super long and not hard but there were plenty of climbing opportunities. Fun!

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great views of petroglyphs!

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1 month ago

Great short and easy trail along the petroglyphs!

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Short but fun, kid and dog friendly will do again

3 months ago

It's short but dog friendly with just amazing ambiance. I explored early on a cold morning and had it to myself... just amazed by the the place!

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3 months ago

Fun little hike ,I made a 4 mile hike out of it by just following the canyons ,climbing and scrambling around ..can get lost in a the amazing scenery ..amazing park all around

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