"Valley of Fire--Red Rock--Lost City" Overton by lmkluque

Overton Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 53 photos

This Could be a Day Trip from Las Vegas Too!

Welcome to my Overton page,

The Valley of Fire is north of Las Vegas and worth a trip to see the ancient landscape.

Red Rock has fantastic rock and earth formations.

On the other side of the open road to the Valley Of Fire is the Lost City of Overton, you will find the museum.

I hope you enjoy your visit,

Hidden Treasures In The Valley of Fire

It is rare for the average person to have the opportuity of seeing petroglyphs in their original location. Though there are petroglyphs throughout the park, it is, Mouse's Tank and Atlatl Rock that these bits of ancient art can be found most easily.

This section is found about a quarter of a mile's hike in the Valley of Fire.

My cousin from Slovakia has always been interested in Native American Indians and was thrilled to see this bit of their history.

Lost City Of Overton Discoveries

The museum at the Lost City of Overton offers a glimpse into the ancient history of this part of our country. Natural history and man made history.

The color of the earth and the rock formations are unique and beautiful. They were created by several natural conditions and the effect, especially at sunrise or sunset are spectacular. There are secret treasures hidden within these hills.

The Lost City of Overton Museum is small but still impressive. The artifacts were removed from their original location in 1935 in an effort to preserve them.

The Hover Dam was being built when all these things came to the attention of construction workers. The artifacts would soon be sealed under the water of the newly created Lake Mead if they weren't moved. So, they were excuvated and placed in the museum for us all to see.

Just outside the Museum, there are replicas of the dewllings of the indigenous people who lived here earlier.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful, rustic and historical.
  • Cons:Hot!
  • In a nutshell:Worth a trip to see it.
  • Last visit to Overton: Jan 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2015 at 2:20 AM

    Thanks for the interesting tour! I know I would enjoy my time here!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Me again, coming back for another look at your tips on this fascinating area.

  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2013 at 4:23 AM

    This is a great option if someone wants to get away from the hustle of Vegas!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2012 at 5:08 AM

    It’s great that you could take your cousin from Slovakia to see this beautiful and historic place. (Too bad she was disappointed by the modern Native Americans, though.)

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    This looks absolutely right up my alley! What a fantastic page Linda!

  • RAINBOWWINGS's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2006 at 5:08 AM

    Great somewhere new for us to visit. We go to Vegas every year and always looking for new sights..thank you will be on our way in June and thanx for the cacti warning!

  • zaffaran's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2005 at 7:40 AM

    What can I say?-It's a great place and I wish I were there!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2003 at 1:57 PM

    What an interesting scenery and great pics ! I never heared of jumping Caktus before - at least they will not be able to run and chase the tourists ;-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2003 at 1:17 PM

    Beautiful page! Great info! I luckilly didn't experience that jumping cacti but I heard about them :-)))

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2003 at 9:44 AM

    such informative page, i love to be around red rock mountain as it is looking cool.


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