Valley of Fire State Park-September 2012 Programs
Valley of Fire State Park is offering a wide variety of free programs and guided hikes this September. Entrance fee to the park is $10.00 per vehicle. All programs and hikes are open to the public. CONTACT: Amber Heman, 702-397-2088, [email protected]
September 1, 2012 Atlatl Night Walk
Join a park ranger to explore the Atlatl Rock Picnic Area, looking for scorpions and petroglyphs. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring lots of water.
WHEN: Saturday, September 1 from 6 PM-7 PM
WHERE: Atlatl Rock Campground site #31.
September 15, 2012 Mouse’s Tank Guided Hike
Discover the many petroglyphs down Petroglyph Canyon, as a park ranger leads you to the most famous water tanks in the park. This is a ¾ mile hike through sand, but is very easy. Come join us and make sure to bring appropriate footwear, sun block, and lots of water.
WHEN: Saturday, September 15 from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM and 2 PM-3 PM
WHERE: Mouse’s Tank Trailhead, 29450 Valley of Fire Rd., Overton, NV 89040. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and is 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75.
September 16, 2012 Desert Survival Tactics
What would you do if you were stuck out in the desert with no water, no food and no sign of help? Join a park ranger to learn some basic skills to survive the desert.
WHEN: Sunday, September 16 from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM and 2 PM-3 PM
WHERE: Visitor Center
September 22, 2012 Dinos of the Valley of Fire
Discover the many types of dinosaurs that used to roam Valley of Fire with guest speaker Cap ‘N Dave.
WHEN: Saturday, September 22 from 11 AM-12 PM, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM, and 2 PM- 3 PM
WHERE: Valley of Fire Visitor Center
September 23, 2012 White Domes Guided Hike
Hike this 1.25 mile loop with a park ranger and you’ll enjoy the remnants of an old movie set, slot canyon and a lesson on plant identification. Please bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and water.
WHEN: Sunday, September 23 from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM and 2 PM-3 PM
WHERE: White Domes Trailhead
September 29, 2012 Fire Wave Full Moon Hike
Join a ranger on a guided hike to the World Famous Fire Wave by moonlight. Along the way, look for creatures of the night and learn about the geology the area has to offer. Please bring appropriate footwear and water.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 5 PM- 7 PM
WHERE: Meet at the Visitor Center lower parking lot and caravan to parking lot #3 on the White Domes Rd.
September 30, 2012 Atlatl Demonstration
Drop by Atlatl Rock to learn about the Atlatl, an ancient tool that 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.
WHEN: Sunday, September 30 from 10:30 AM-12 PM
WHERE: Atlatl Rock Picnic Area