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Mouse's Tank Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.1 (15)

A short hike through a narrow canyon to Mouse's Tank.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

2,050' 625 m

High

2,029' 618 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

24' 7 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids can walk this trail and see some petroglyphs.

Valley of Fire is open sunrise to sunset. You need to be in or near your vehicle by sunset. An entrance fee of $8 for Nevada residents or $10 for non-residents is required.

Description

This is a short, easy trail. It goes through a narrow, red sandstone canyon. Some rocks are covered with Native American rock art. Mouse's Tank is at the end of this trail.

Mouse's Tank is a natural water catchment made out of sandstone that holds water. It's best viewed early in the morning or just before sunset. Don't forget to take water with you. It's hot.

Flora & Fauna

This trail has typical desert flora , shrubs and small trees and also cacti.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mirek Wierzbicki with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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  4.1 from 15 votes

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Photos

The Mouse Tank -
Sep 9, 2017 near Moapa V…, NV
This is the beginning of our adventure on Mouse's Tank Trail.
Mar 5, 2017 near Moapa V…, NV
Sandy trail
Jan 18, 2018 near Moapa V…, NV
Bighorn sheep on the rocks
Feb 3, 2018 near Moapa V…, NV
Looking into Mouse's Tank
Jan 17, 2018 near Moapa V…, NV
Window Into the Valley of Fire.
Jan 18, 2018 near Moapa V…, NV

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Jan 4, 2020
Shines Brightly
Dec 1, 2019
The Turk
Nov 18, 2019
Murphy Meisenheimer
Oct 6, 2019
Jean-Claude Linossi
Nice walk through a canyon 0.4mi — 0h 20m
Jun 6, 2019
Logan Deyton
0.4mi
Jun 1, 2019
Andrew Watanabe
Fun little hike.
Dec 8, 2018
Peggy Hsieh
Dec 1, 2018
Isaac Bozeman