Native Americans created the petroglyph art at Atlatl Rock over 4000 years ago. Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA.
Native Americans created the petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock over 4000 years ago. The art reflects their thoughts, but we can only guess at their meaning. Valley of Fire State Park, dedicated in 1935, is the oldest state park in Nevada. Starting more than 150 million years ago, great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs were compressed, uplifting, faulted, and eroded to form the park's fiery red sandstone formations. The park also boasts fascinating patterns in limestone, shale, and conglomerate rock. The park adjoins Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence, at an elevation of 2000 to 2600 feet (610-790 m), 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Las Vegas, USA. Park entry from Interstate 15 passes through the Moapa Indian Reservation.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download