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.
Beehives: Unusual sandstone formations
weathered by the eroding forces of wind and water. Nearby
are three group camping areas, available by reservation
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
Clark Memorial: Historic monument honors a
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
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
Petrified Logs: Logs and stumps washed into
the area from an ancient forest about 225 million years ago
are exposed in two locations.
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.