Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest state park (dedicated in 1935) and is famous for the beauty of its red Aztec sandstone landscape, flora and fauna, as well as rock art. The area of the state park appears to have first been used by Archaic hunter-foragers for occasional hunting and plant acquisition as long as 7000 years ago. The area was more intensively used around 300 BP to 1150 BP by Ancestral Puebloans for hunting and seed collecting. Fine examples of the rock art left by these ancient peoples can be found at several sites within the park, most famously Atlatl Rock and at Mouse's Tank.

The petroglyphs at these two locations contain images of bighorn sheep, people, as well as complex and densely packed abstract designs.


Valley of Fire State Park is located 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via I-15 and exit 75. There is a fee to enter the park.