January Events at Valley of Fire State ParkPosted on Dec 31, 2013 in News | Comments Off
Valley of Fire State Park will be offering a variety of guided hikes and programs this January. All events are free of charge; however, there is an entrance fee into the park of $10 per vehicle; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. All events are open to the public, but may change due to weather and staffing. Bring plenty of water and wear appropriate footwear. Valley of Fire State Park is approximately 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15, exit 75 at 29450 Valley of Fire Road, Overton, NV 89040.
January 11: Atlatl Demonstration
Join a ranger to learn about the atlatl, its history in the Southwest and how it was used. A demonstration is included and participants will have the opportunity to try throwing an atlatl.
WHEN: Saturday, January 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at Atlatl Rock picnic area.
January 12: Guided Petroglyph Hike
Tour the Mouse’s Tank trail and observe the more than 800 petroglyphs located along the trail. A hike leader will provide information about the various forms of rock art and the processes commonly used for dating and interpreting petroglyphs.
WHEN: Sunday, January 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and again from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at Mouse’s Tank trailhead.
January 18: Fire Wave Trail Guided Hike
Take a guided hike 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.
WHEN: Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and again from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the lower parking lot at the visitor center and then proceed to the trailhead.
January 19: Arrowhead Loop Guided Hike
Take a guided hike on the Arrowhead Loop trail. This two mile hike passes one of the park’s most instantly recognizable rock formations, “Elephant Rock.” A portion of the trail also follows the remains of the old Arrowhead Road. Constructed in 1915, the Arrowhead Road connected Los Angeles to Salt Lake City.
WHEN: Sunday, January 19 from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the lower parking lot of the visitor center and then proceed to the trailhead.