petroglyphs along Mouse's Tank Trail in the Valley of Fire, Nevada.

Mouse’s Tank Trail in the Valley of Fire

Mouse’s Tank Trail in the Valley of Fire State Park.

Mouse’s Tank Trail is a natural basin in the rock where water pools after each time it rains. The trail is named for a Southern Paiute Indian renegade, Little Mouse, who used the Valley of Fire area as a hideout in the 1890’s. Little Mouse used the natural landscape to help him hide after being accused of killing two prospectors and various other crimes.


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Hikers can park at the trailhead parking area and take the half-mile round trip to Mouse’s Tank. While taking in the natural beauty of the rock formations, hikers can also view the various petroglyphs along the trail.

The area looks like it belongs on Mars with the red rocks and harsh landscape.

Click on a thumbnail below to be teleported to the Valley of Fire in Nevada.

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Learn more about the Valley of Fire State Park.

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