Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park-March 2012 Events

Valley of Fire is holding numerous free events during the month of March.  Standard entrance fees apply.  Please contact the park at 702-397-2088 for detailed information of all events.

Leave No Trace Trainers Course

Saturday, March 3-Sunday, March 4, 2012  8:00 AM-5:00 PM

This program promotes skills and ethics to support the sustainable use of wild lands and natural areas. This is a two-day course with one night of camping. After completing this course you will become a Leave No Trace Trainer and will receive a certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in Boulder, Colorado. A maximum 15 and minimum five participants is required, reservations must be made no later than February 26, 2012.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the Group Use area.

Finding Rock Art

Saturday, March 3, 2012 10 AM-10:30 AM, 12 PM-12:30 PM, and 1 PM-1:30 PM

Petroglyphs are found all around the world, including Valley of Fire State Park. Learn how to look, where to look, and what to look for on your hunt for petroglyphs

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the visitor center.

Guided Petroglyph Tour

Sunday, March 4, 2012  11 AM-11:30 AM, 12:30 PM-1 PM, and 2:30 PM-3 PM

Learn about the petroglyphs found in this area as a park staff member takes you on a short walk to hidden panels of petroglyphs.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the Mouse’s Tank picnic area.

Atlatl Demonstration

Saturday, March 10, 2012  11 AM-12:30 PM

Drop by Atlatl Rock to learn about the ancient tool the Atlatl, 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.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the Atlatl Rock picnic area.

Who or What is Kokopelli?

Saturday, March 10, 2012  10 AM-11 AM, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM, and 2 PM-3 PM

Find out who or what Kokopelli is by joining a park volunteer to find out about this North American figure.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the visitor center.

Rainbow Vista Hike

Sunday, March 11, 2012  10:30 AM-11:30 AM and 2 PM-3 PM

Hike with a ranger down to the Fire Canyon Overlook. Along the way, learn about the geology, plants and animals of Valley of Fire. In addition to the flora and fauna, this area offers beautiful scenery for the photographer. Please bring a camera, appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the Rainbow Vista trailhead.

Rock Art of the Mojave Desert

Sunday, March 11, 2012  10:30 AM-11 AM, 12:30 PM-1 PM, and 1:30 PM-2 PM

Join one of our park volunteers to learn the what, who, when, where, why and how of Mojave Desert Rock Art.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the visitor center.

Dinos of the Valley of Fire

Saturday, March 17, 2012  11 AM-12 PM, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM, and 2 PM-3 PM

Discover the many types of dinosaurs that roamed Valley of Fire with guest speaker Cap ‘N Dave.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the visitor center.

Guided Petroglyph Tour

Saturday, March 17, 2012  11:30 AM-12 PM, 1 PM-1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM-3 PM

Learn about the petroglyphs found in this area as a park staff member takes you on a short walk to hidden panels of petroglyphs.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the Mouse’s Tank picnic area.

Guided Petrified Forest Tour

Saturday, March 17, 2012  11:30 AM-12 PM, 1 PM-1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM-3 PM

Join park staff and explore the fenced off area behind the petrified logs area. While exploring this undisturbed area you will learn about the different plant life, geology, and the petrification process.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the West Petrified Logs parking area

Desert Bighorn Sheep Program

Sunday, March 18, 2012  10 AM-10:30 AM and 2 PM-2:30 PM

Meet with a park ranger and learn about breeding, eating habits, range, and what to look for in the wild when tracking the Desert Bighorn. Also discuss the difficulties the bighorn sheep face surviving in the desert.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the visitor center.

Finding Rock Art

Sunday, March 18, 2012  11 AM-11:30 AM and 12:30 PM-1 PM

Petroglyphs are found all around the world, including Valley of Fire State Park. Learn how to look, where to look, and what to look for on your hunt for petroglyphs.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the visitor center.

Arrowhead Trail Guided Hike

Saturday, March 24, 2012  11 AM-12 PM

Hike with a ranger around the Arrowhead Loop and end up at Elephant Rock. Along the way, learn all about the geology and history of the area. Please bring a camera, appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the east entrance parking lot.

Atlatl Demonstration

Sunday, March 25, 2012  11 AM-12:30 PM

Drop by Atlatl Rock to learn about the ancient tool the Atlatl, 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.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the Atlatl Rock picnic area.

Atlatl Demonstration

Friday, March 30, 2012  11 AM-12:30 PM

Drop by Atlatl Rock to learn about the ancient tool the Atlatl, 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.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the Atlatl Rock picnic area.

21st Annual Work Atlatl Association 3D Target Contest

Saturday, March 31, 2012  9 AM-3 PM

Join people from around the world as they compete to be the best Atlatl competitor. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third places in the women’s, men’s, and children’s divisions. Some Atlatl will be available to share.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the Atlatl picnic area.

Ancient Arts and Weapons Kids Activities

March 31, 2012  12 PM-2 PM

Join park staff for fun crafts, learn how to throw with an Atlatl, create your own petroglyph, and many more fun activities.

The event is open to the public and participants will gather at the Atlatl picnic area.

Big Horn Sheep at Valley of Fire

Big Horn Sheep

Elephant Rock at Valley of Fire

Elephant Rock at Valley of Fire

Petroglyphs at Valley of Fire

Petroglyphs