Valley Of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada. The scenery is stunning, looking like your car could easily be in a car commercial. Other viewpoints leave you feeling like you're on a different planet. A few movies have been filmed here according to Wikipedia.
With portals and alien-like devil petroglyphs everywhere, this place has a mysterious feel to it. I sense there is a lot off trail that I'm missing. I hear there are dinosaur footprints somewhere as well. I'd imagine walking through the canyon at night would have some interesting vibes.
Many petroglyphs can be found by making a loop around where the staircase is located at Atlatl Rock. Keep an eye out on the walls in the parking lot as well. An atlatl is "a device for throwing a spear or dart that consists of a rod or board with a projection (as a hook) at the rear end to hold the weapon in place until released".
"Sacred Datura has been used since ancient times by spiritualists, holy men, medicine men, witches and even modern recreational drug users. It may, said one source, spawn “deep inner visionary states,” but it may also leave a person “feeling like an alien” or “feeling as if your being is dissolving.” It may cause a “fear of losing control or of insanity.” It makes you dream, even when awake. It makes you imagine that you’re seeing three dimensional objects that, in reality, don’t exist." - From www.desertusa.com
The sacred datura plant grows prevalent in Valley of Fire. Some theories say petroglyphs are visions seen during hallucinogenic journeys with the datura plant.