Explore the Valley of Fire in 2012
Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, about 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas, has scheduled a slate of visitor programs through May.
Dedicated in 1935, Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. Open for camping, hiking and other recreational activities, the park also has fine examples of petroglyph rock art created by prehistoric people living in area. Several of the visitor programs in February focus on petroglyphs; they are:
- Petroglyph Puzzle, Feb. 18, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 2:30 p.m. Join a park ranger for a PowerPoint presentation about Anasazi petroglyphs found in the park.
- Guided Petroglyph Tour, Feb. 18, 11 to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m. A park staff member will lead a short walk to hidden panels of petroglyphs.
- Finding Rock Art, Feb. 19, 10 to 10:30 a.m., noon to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Learn where to look for petroglyphs.
Other programs include a guided hike to the Mouse’s Tank (a canyon formation) Feb. 19 and a guided hike to White Domes on Feb. 25.
The programs are free, but the park has a $10 entrance fee per vehicle. Nevada residents get a $2 discount. For details on the programs, see the Valley of Fire website’s news page.