Photo Diary: Petroglyph Canyon Trail – Valley of Fire

The Petroglyph Canyon Trail, also known as Mouse’s Tank Trail, is a 0.4 mile, very easy, out-and-back trail located in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park.  The trail ends at a chasm called Mouse’s Tank, which holds a small amount of collected rain water.  Along the trail to Mouse’s Tank, you walk through a canyon that has many areas of black scorched rock with petroglyphs.  They weren’t noticeable at first, but as you continue through the canyon the petroglyphs become more visible and noticeable, and really are a sight to see.  There is no known interpretation of these petroglyphs, however there are some commonly accepted interpretations of what the petroglyphs could mean on a sign at the beginning of the trail.

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

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Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Mouse's Tank - Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

Mouse's Tank - Petroglyph Canyon Trail - Valley of Fire

9 thoughts

    1. Not necessarily aliens — more so 23 + 1 creatures rather than 22 + 1 (humans). And don’t be surprised if you see the swastika in some of the glyphs — it has NOTHING to do with the third reich 😉

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