Valley Of Fire State Park

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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.

Walking through the canyon with some psychedelics would have some interesting vibes as well.

Walking through the canyon with some psychedelics would have some interesting vibes as well.

Fire Canyon

Fire Canyon

The valley was used by the Basket Maker people and later the Anasazi Pueblo people. The petroglyphs in the area date back to 3000 years ago and show hunting and possible religious ceremonies.

The valley was used by the Basket Maker people and later the Anasazi Pueblo people. The petroglyphs in the area date back to 3000 years ago and show hunting and possible religious ceremonies.

Lizard folk

Lizard folk

Colorful viewpoints

Colorful viewpoints

Atlatl Rock with vandalism. Ancient vandalism and modern vandalism.

Atlatl Rock with vandalism. Ancient vandalism and modern vandalism.

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".

Giant piece on the other side of the Atlatl Rock staircase.

Giant piece on the other side of the Atlatl Rock staircase.

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"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.

Someone feels like an alien.

Someone feels like an alien.

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I've seen similar petroglyphs like on the right at Red Rock Canyon, NV and other states as well.

I've seen similar petroglyphs like on the right at Red Rock Canyon, NV and other states as well.

Mouse's Tank trail runs through Petroglyph Canyon where most of the petroglyphs can be found.

Mouse's Tank trail runs through Petroglyph Canyon where most of the petroglyphs can be found.

Ancient petroglyphs along with modern day petroglyph scribes.

Ancient petroglyphs along with modern day petroglyph scribes.

These were high up on a canyon wall. I tried climbing up but it was too risky. Many large boulders have fallen since the 3000 years the petroglyphs were made. It's possible there are more hidden and buried high up on some canyon walls.

These were high up on a canyon wall. I tried climbing up but it was too risky. Many large boulders have fallen since the 3000 years the petroglyphs were made. It's possible there are more hidden and buried high up on some canyon walls.

Many petroglyphs are found on black "desert varnish".

Many petroglyphs are found on black "desert varnish".

Mystical Bat Woman is found hidden behind a boulder and involved some climbing to get the shot.

Mystical Bat Woman is found hidden behind a boulder and involved some climbing to get the shot.

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Mouse's Tank

Mouse's Tank

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock

White Domes trail

White Domes trail

Fire Wave

Fire Wave

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Elephant Rock sunrise

Elephant Rock sunrise

Early elephant gets the sun.

Early elephant gets the sun.

Crazy Hill

Crazy Hill

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Reflections

Reflections