November events at Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire rock formation 150x150 November events at Valley of Fire State Park OVERTON, Nev.– A wide variety of programs and guided hikes are offered this November.  All events are free of charge, but entrance into the park is $10 per vehicle; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. Programs and hikes may change due to weather and staffing. All events are open to the public.

November 2: Fire Wave Trail Guided Hike

Take a guided hike with a ranger to one of Valley of Fire’s most popular rock formations, “Fire Wave.” During this 1.5 mile roundtrip hike, a ranger will provide information about the geology of the area and the local plants and wildlife that call it home. Please wear hiking shoes and bring plenty of water.  Participants will meet at the Visitor Center and then proceed to the trailhead.

            WHEN: Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

            WHERE: Meet at the Visitor Center located at 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040.  Park is      approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15, exit 75.

November 9: Atlatl Demonstration

Join a ranger to learn about the atlatl, its history in the Southwest and how exactly it was used. A demonstration is included and participants can try throwing an atlatl on their own.

            WHEN: Saturday, November 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

            WHERE: Atlatl Rock picnic area located at 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040.  Park is approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15, exit 75.

 November 23: Guided Petroglyph Hike

Tour Mouse’s Tank trail and observe the more than 800 petroglyphs. The ranger will provide information about the processes used for dating and interpreting petroglyphs. Wear hiking shoes and bring plenty of water.

            WHEN: Saturday, November 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

            WHERE: Mouse’s Tank trailhead located at 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Park is approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15, exit 75.

 November 30: Children’s Ancient Arts and Crafts

Children of all ages will enjoy fun crafts and activities, such as making rain sticks, drawing petroglyphs, and more.

            WHEN: Saturday, November 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

            WHERE: Atlatl Rock picnic area located at 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15, exit 75.

CONTACT: Chris Johnson, 702-397-2088, vofinterpranger@mvdsl.com

 The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.