Saturday, November 12, 2011

Quick Jaunts in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Atlatl Rock – This is by the Atlatl (pronounced At-lat-al) Campground. There are 79 steps (yup, we counted) to a rock covered in petroglyphs.

Arch Rock – This is just outside Arch Rock Campground by the road – a natural arch formed by strong winds and rain.

Petrified Log Loop – There are many short trails to petrified logs throughout the park. In fact, there is a huge fenced-off section of many petrified logs that are off-limits to visitors.  However, there are a few short trails that one can take to see a petrified log, which are estimated to have grown in this region  150 million years ago, during the Age of Reptiles.

The Beehives – These can be seen from a car and are create by wind in the form of a beehive.

The Cabins – These cabins were built by the Civilian Conversation Corp. (CCC) in the 1930’s. They were constructed of native sandstone and were used for many years to shelter campers and travelers to this area.

Fire Canyon – This is about two miles down a dirt road that offers beautiful views of sandstone formations.


Ryan and Nicole said...

For any of your readers who don't want to climb the steps to some of the rock art, Atlatl Rock is actually covered nicely on all sides. Just take a quick and easy scroll around the sides of the rock. You won't be disappointed. Also to the right of the picnic area is a nice panel. Happy trails!

Suzanne and Brad said...

Thanks, Ryan and Nicole! That's great to know! pTravels!

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