OVERTON –Valley of Fire State Park is offering a wide variety of programs and guided hikes this fall. All programs are open to the public and free of charge, but entrance into the park is $10 per vehicle; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.
Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and is 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75, and is 54.7 miles southwest of Mesquite via I-15 and on exit 75.
Contact Ranger Amber Heman at (702) 397-2088 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Visitor Center, 29450 Valley of Fire Rd., Overton, NV 89040, for more information.
Sept. 1: Night Walk
Join a park ranger to explore the Atlatl Rock Picnic Area, looking for scorpions and petroglyphs. Wear appropriate footwear and bring enough water.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Atlatl Rock Campground site #31, 29450 Valley of Fire Road., Overton NV, 89040.
Sept. 15: Mouse’s Tank Guided Hike
Discover the many petroglyphs down Petroglyph Canyon, as a park ranger leads you to the most famous water tanks in the park. This is a ¾ mile hike through sand, but is very easy. Come join us and make sure to bring appropriate footwear, sun block and plenty of water.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Mouse’s Tank Trailhead, 29450 Valley of Fire Rd., Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and is 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
Sept. 16: Desert Survival Tactics
What would you do if you were stuck out in the desert with no water, no food and no sign of help? Join a park ranger to learn some basic skills to survive the desert.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 16 form 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center.
Sept. 22: Dinos of the Valley of Fire
Discover the many types of dinosaurs that used to roam Valley of Fire with guest speaker Cap ‘N Dave.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Visitor Center.
Sept. 23: White Domes Guided Hike
Hike this 1.25 mile loop with a park ranger and you’ll enjoy the remnants of an old movie set, slot canyon and a lesson on plant identification. Bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and water.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: White Domes Trailhead
Sept. 29: Fire Wave Full Moon Hike
Join a ranger on a guided hike to the World Famous Fire Wave by moonlight. Along the way, look for creatures of the night and learn about the geology the area has to offer. Please bring appropriate footwear and water.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the Visitor Center lower parking lot and caravan to parking lot #3 on the White Domes Road.
Sept. 30: Atlatl Demonstration
Drop by Atlatl Rock to learn about the Atalatl, an ancient tool which predates the bow and arrow. The Atlatl was commonly used by natives of the area while hunting bighorn sheep at Valley of Fire. Get a chance to throw an Atlatl and test your hunting skills.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Atlatl Rock Picnic Area