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Mouse's Tank

Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, NV 89040
702 397 2088
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Overton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Description: Rock formation with natural basin of water in Valley of Fire State Park.
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Bolingbrook
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Ok, it's a hole in a rock. That being said it's interesting that this natural cistern manages to hold water for a very large portion of the year. It is an essential part of the life cycle of the park. The human interest stories are rather interesting as well.

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Pickering, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Short yet stunning trail in the Valley of Fire. Lots and lots of stunning pictographs and unusual rock formations. Very hot midday, probably best to hike early morning or when cooler at night.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's a long hike from the parking lot to the box canyon. The views are spectacular. It gets very hot and the hike is in the red sand. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. You'll need to empty your shoes and socks of a lot sand when you're done - WEAR HIKING SHOES. Beautiful!!

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New York City, New York
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176 reviews 176 reviews
153 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Most of my time was spent hiking the trails in the valley of fire, so I didn't have much time here, but stopped anyway. Like everywhere in the park, the sun is strong, so prepare for that, and wear good shoes. It was worth the short walk to see some of these petroglyphs. Unfortunately, the ones closer to the road... More

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Central Saanich, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My girlfriend and I walked the trail down to the tank and we were seeing petroglyphs in no time! The soft sand on the trail was nice on the feet but it also bogs you down quite a bit It was overcast when we went but it's gotta be insanely hot in this canyon so bring water!

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Washington DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nice short walk. Make sure to have plenty of water. Don't pass the zone at the end. Make sure the small children are kept away from the edge.

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orlando, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Interesting Historical site but not handicapped accessible. Difficult walking on loose sandy path especially if you have breathing problems. Easy to understand why Mouse was able to stay hidden for so long.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Although it's not a long hike, if you are visiting in the summer take along your water bottle. Great petroglyphs.

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Most other reviews here cover it. You really should go see this. Just wanted to suggest if you go in the summer, go very early in the day. It is very very hot!! If you have the choice try to go in the cooler months. I would love to go again.

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Hidden Valley Lake, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Your first stop on the Valley of Fire State Park tour should be Mouse's Tank. Mouse's Tank is a trail about 1/2 mi. long. During your visit here you will have the opportunity to see and take photos of numerous ancient petroglyphs. Remember to where well soled shoes as the sand tends to warm up in the heat of the... More

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