is located near the center of the Valley of Fire. The canyon is about .75 miles long and ends at the
"Mouse's Tank". These photos were taken in and around the immediate area of Petroglyph Canyon.
This concentration of petroglyphs is the second major area with petroglyphs
that is open to the public in the Valley Of Fire. The hike to the Mouse's Tank
is not too difficult. There is very little elevation and the trail is well
marked. The only difficulty you will encounter here is with the heat and the
sand. You should not find yourself here in the summer months during the middle
of the day with out water and proper clothing. The walk to the Mouse's Tank
takes enough time and the occasional deep sand in the path makes it just exerting enough for
each person to require at least 1/2 gallon of water depending on
the size of the person. This applies to the
months of June, July, August and sometimes late May and early September.
The trek to the Mouse's Tank is not specifically the object of the hike, the
petroglyphs along the sides of the small, twisty canyon are easy to see and
sufficiently mystifying even for petroglyph 'hunters'.
Click on any of the links below to see petroglyphs, panels, images and canyon
walls. Please note that the photos are large and may take up to seconds