Valley of Fire State Park

red sandstone formation

Sites of interest:

Atlatl Rock Atlatl Rock:   Outstanding examples of ancient Indian rock art or petroglyphs, including a depiction of the atlatl (at'-lat-l), a notched stick used to throw primitive spears. The atlatl was a predecessor to the bow and arrow. The adjacent Atlatl Rock Campground provides a modern restroom and shower building.

Arch Rock:   Near Atlatl Rock Campground is the more primitive Arch Rock Campground with its more secluded campsites. A two-mile scenic loop road provides views of some of the Valley's most interesting rock formations, such as Arch Rock and Piano Rock.

Enterprise rock formation beehives rock formation Beehives: Unusual sandstone formations weathered by the eroding forces of wind and water. Nearby are three group camping areas, available by reservation only.

Cabins:  Now a picnic area, these historic stone cabins were built with native sandstone by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in the 1930's as a shelter for passing travelers.

Clark Memorial:   Historic monument honors a pioneer traveler.

elephant rock formation
Elephant Rock is accessible via a short trail.

Fire Canyon/Silica Dome:   From this vantage point there is an excellent view of the deep red sandstone of Fire Canyon, and the unique geological features of Silica Dome.

Mouse's Tank:   Named for a renegade Indian who used the area as a hideout in the 1890's. Mouse's Tank is a natural basin in the rock where water collects after rainfalls, sometimes remaining for months. A half-mile round trip trail leads to Mouse's Tank from the trail head parking area, passing numerous examples of prehistoric Indian petroglyphs.

Petrified Logs:   Logs and stumps washed into the area from an ancient forest about 225 million years ago are exposed in two locations.

rainbow Seven Sisters Rock FormationRainbow Vista:  A favorite photo point with a panoramic view of multicolored sandstone.

Seven Sisters:  Fascinating red rock formations are easily accessible from the road. Picnic areas provide a relaxing stop during your Valley tour.
White Domes:   Sandstone formations with brilliant contrasting colors; picnic area and trail head. White Domes is an eleven-mile (17.7 km) round trip drive from the Visitor Center. Duck Rock is a short hike away.