Trail

Mouse's Tank Trail

Overton, NV
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Mouse’s Tank is a fun, short trail inside Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada. The park is about an hour outside of Las Vegas. The trail is flat and sandy and mostly in the sun. The trail passes a TON of fun rocks and little caves, perfect for young kids to climb and explore. You can also see 2000-year-old petroglyphs in a few spots, carved into the rock. This hike is best explored in the cooler months. Summer temperatures can easily reach 120°F. If you must hike in the summer, it’s recommended to go early in the morning or just before sunset and bring lots of water.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Viewpoint, and Visitor Center

There are TONS of fun rocks for kids to climb on.

The sandy trail is fun to play in too.

Petroglyphs can be seen in a couple of spots. Makes sure you look up occasionally, some are up high. PLEASE don’t touch them!

In the summer, temps easily surpass 100°F, often reaching 120°F. If you must visit during the summer, bring lots of water, even for a short hike like this. Also consider exploring early in the morning or around sunset.

There is a visitor’s center at Valley of Fire State Park with info about the area.

There are picnic tables and vault toilets at this trailhead.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $10.00

There is a $10 fee to enter Valley of Fire State Park. Parking is clearly marked.

Trail Contributor

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Alex is an artist and graphic designer who runs her own little business from home while she’s momming it with her two school-aged boys. She’s a California native and transplant to the Salt Lake Valley where she’s completely fallen in love with living so close to the mountains. She loves hiking, camping, travel, soccer, photography and cooking. She geeks out over history, especially art history, loves getting lost in a great novel, and she started practicing taekwondo the year she turned 40. She’s also a Lifetime Girl Scout and she loves sharing her love for travel and the outdoors with her kids.

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