Mouses Tank

Overton, Nevada 89040

Mouses Tank

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"A day hike on an interpretive trail in Valley of Fire State Park, this short walk features petrified sand dunes, prehistoric petroglyphs, and natural water tanks.

Veers sharply left and, in a few dozen yards, drops into the first of several natural water tanks. This water may seem stagnant and uninviting (and is not currently safe to drink), but it would become infinitely more valuable if one was on foot many miles from civilization."

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Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"A day hike on an interpretive trail in Valley of Fire State Park featuring petroglyphs and natural water tanks. The trail follows Petroglyph Canyon east from the parking area. Brochures are available at the trailhead explaining various features along this short walk. It points out a couple of petroglyphs along the way, but sharp-eyed hikers will see several more. The striking red rocks of the Valley of Fire are the Aztec sandstone, which is composed of petrified sand dunes. Tiny grains of windblown sand make up the rock, and the sloping surfaces of the ancient sand dunes are clearly visible in the rock faces along the trail. The forces of erosion, rimarily that of water, have acted over millions of years to sculpt the soft roz 1b..ck into the weird shapes found in the park." Read more

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4/20/2009
great hike really easy great views of petropyhs, don't need a sharp eye they are all over. easy hike
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Review by Bill & Teresa Kettler Great Area for hiking the petroglyphs are everywhere, we decided to avoid the crowds and hike over and behind the trail into the rock formations around the trail. Great Experience, we live at the Valley of Fire in the winter months the camping is great and as of our last visit they were expanding the campground. This is an added plus because finding a spot to settle down in front of a campfire here is veryfirst come first serve.
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3/25/2002
The mouse's tank in Valley of Fire can be found by heading towards the visitor center and then going up that mountain. You'll find the parking area for it on your right hand side. This is an old trail/area that the Indians used to hide/live. The trail is like an old river bed, so there is alot of pebbles and rocks which makes it kind of tough to wealk in. It's a very pretty hike winding around these mountains and leading you back into a little hidden area in between the mountains. You have to do a little rock climbing at the end to get a nice view of the tank.
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Trail Information

Overton
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
0.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
Valley of Fire State Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Valley of Fire East
Local Maps

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Dec 2018