Valley of Fire State Park Sports & Outdoors

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    Rainbow Vista Trail

    by blueskyjohn Updated May 7, 2013

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    This is the second trail head you come to on the right when driving on Mouse's Tank rd. There is no shaded picnic area here but they do have a picnic table at the trail. There is also a pit toilet. When looking at the map, the trail looks like there is an additional loop at the beginning. Ignore this. There are a series of trails all through the open area at the beginning but they all lead to the same place. The trail is well marked in this area with cement pylons.

    Another fairly easy hike. The trail is shorter than advertised. Took us about 40 minutes round trip and that was stopping to take pictures. We enjoyed this hike because, for some reason we were the only ones on it. Great when you don't see another person. The trail ends Fire Canyon Wash and is well marked so you don't keep going. I probably would not have liked as much if a bunch of people were on the trail.

    Equipment: Plenty of water and good hiking shoes.

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    Mouse's Tank Trail

    by blueskyjohn Updated May 7, 2013

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    This trail head is off of Mouse's Tank rd. It is the first trail and picnic area after the visitor center on the right. This is an easy trial with soft deep sand at the beginning and a little rocky at some points. It is also referred to as Petroglyph Canyon on some maps because of the abundant etchings on the trail. The petroglyphs can be found on the left side as you walk in. Don't limit yourself to only looking along the trail. Set back from the trail, much more rock art can be found. The trail ends after about 3/4 of a mile with a sharp left to a small port and view of a natural holding tank for water. Some climb up on the left. From the top you can see a second pool but it really doesn't go any further than that.

    Equipment: Plenty of water and good hiking shoes, even though it is relatively easy and short.

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