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Atlatl Rock

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The 4,000+ year old petroglyphs are a mystery. We saw them the morning after a rain when they were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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By the time we arrived, we were to tired to climb the three stories of stairs to see the atlatl... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Interstate 15 at Highway 169, Exit 75n, Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, NV 89040
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Reviewed yesterday

Short drive from the main road to a set of metal stairs to see the petroglyphs. Nice, but better petroglyphs on the Mouse's Tank hike.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 4,000+ year old petroglyphs are a mystery. We saw them the morning after a rain when they were easily viewable. Can’t say enough bad things about those who defiled the site with graffiti, though.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By the time we arrived, we were to tired to climb the three stories of stairs to see the atlatl rock, but did enjoy the view from the parking lot. At the same time, there was a large herd of bighorn sheep nearby that were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rduinc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is near the entrance from Vegas. And this site is next to the parking lot and up some stairs. So at the end of a day of hiking Fire Wave and White Dome, this is a perfect stop to end the day with....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Beautiful part of the Valley of Fire State park, well worth the drive! Keep your eyes open we spotted a Big Horn Sheep here

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chalbe
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Loved this stop at Valley of Fire, as there are plenty of Ancestral Pueblo "Anasazi" petroglyphs (not Aztec) on this rock outcropping. They have a metal staircase up to some of the petroglyphs which are unfortunately partial blocked by the protective barrier they have up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

Loved this site because of the ancient petrogylphs. I'm sure the Aztecs came from this region into Mexico.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Just wondering if anyone has been out to vof camping during Thanksgiving week , wanting to know the chances of getting 2 camp spots for rvs..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travel61379922545
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

One of the first turns on the left as you enter the park from the interstate there is lots of parking. A huge metal stair case takes you up to see the rock paintings. These are stunning and so interesting to look at. There are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 149stuartc
Reviewed November 2, 2018

A cool site indeed. Inside Nevada's first State park. Lots of Pyroglyphics on the stones there, they tell a story that we probably don't really understand. Its just inside the park, so don't miss it. Fun, would repeat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank msadler99
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