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Rock formation with natural basin of water in Valley of Fire State Park.
Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, NV 89040
+1 702-397-2088
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the spots I selected ahead of time to stop and hike in the Valley of Fire. Walking on rock and in sand so closed shoes are ideal. Some climbing is possible but not necessary to enjoy this scenic spot. We spent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and easy short hike. The sand is not deep, but watch your step for hidden rocks in it. The path is an easy in and out one, watch the kids at the very end, so they don’t try to climb up on the rocks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank viganiko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail passes a lot of prehistoric petroglyphs on both sides of the aptly named Petroglyph Canyon, including the crazy bat woman—my favorite. The Valley of Fire petroglyphs, both here and near our campsite were really spectacular. It ends at a tank (a natural basin...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TravelingMel_com
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard about Mouse's Tank (basically a hidden water basin) from the interesting story of an Indian who supposedly killed a settler then hid out in the blazing summer heat for 6 months by drinking from this hidden water source only to be captured and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoeG63
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a relative short sandy hike from the parking lot. The fun begins when you look for the petroglyphs. There is no trail marker but if you pay attention to my hints, you will be rewarded in seeing them very clearly. It is about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Serra62
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of parking by the road. The mouse hole is a good well trodden 20 minute easy walk down a beautiful canyon. There are lots of rock paintings to see and the scenery is stunning. The mouse hole itself was full of water. Interesting to...More

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

Very Cool Trail Maybe took us 40 minutes round trip. Water at the end of the trail trapped in some rock formations, kinda like a bath tub. Pretty cool. Beautiful November day and not to busy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank msadler99
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Mouse’s tank was named after outlaws who would hide out there in the 1800s. There is a natural basin there where the outlaws had water. The formations you see along the route are just incredible. Once you get there it is just so beautiful and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Meganricca
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my gf. Hiked the short distance past the petroglyphs and saw the water filled tank. Til some pics then hiked up further into the rocks. Big thumbs up!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikeconnors1
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Loved the petroglyphs. Nice places to walk for both experienced hikers, and those of us just wanting to walk to get some pretty photos not too far off the beaten path. Bring lots of water!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Kare4Ever | Reviewed this property |
There is parking but because it is a hike back to the Mouse Tank, I would suggest having something to block the sand when the wind is blowing. It is very fine sand and a face scarf would be a good idea because the wind can... More