Valley of Fire State Park Overton, NV- Atlatl Rock

Bird and Hike does a nice little blurb about this section of the park AND gives directions too!
http://www.birdandhike.com/Glyphs/VOF/Atlatl/_Atlatl.htm

Atlatl Rock
Hike Time: A leisurely climb up some stairs and a short walk around a fantastic rock formation.
Distance: There really is no distance. It’s more of a stretch your legs kind of walk.
Elevation Difference: 84 Stairs
Fitness Factor: Run up and down the stairs a million times and you’ll get some cardio done!
Walking around in the sand WILL get your heart rate rockin’ and rollin’.
Difficulty: Easy-ish- if you can do stairs.
No Handicap Access on this trail.
Dogs on leashes
Kid Friendly
No Cell
Bring: LOTS of water (and I’m NOT kidding), a snack to enjoy in the picnic area or on a rock somewhere. Dress for the weather! Wear SUNSCREEN!

Our Adventure:
I visited V of F twice this past December and had 2 Fantastic Co-Hosts with me at 2 separate times!

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Co-Host #1: My Dad and the Great-Grandpa of “The Boy” below

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Co-Host #2: My Grandson and Partner in Crime, Mr. Caiden aka “The Boy”

I am NOT a fan of stairs. If you have paid attention to ANY of my other posts- you’d know that is an ABSOLUTE FACT. I WILL cuss them out when I see them and write about it AND I will use the F word- many times- to describe them. Nope- not a fan.

I chose to climb these stairs. Why? Because there’s ART up there you HEATHENS- that’s why!!!
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We’ll get back to the art in a second…check out Co-Host #1. My Dad is 83 and made it 1/2 way up the stairs. Nice Job! If you’re wondering about Co-Host #2…Caiden made it up the stairs but was totally freaked out because it was windy up there so he bailed- that’s why he’s making a weird face in the picture above.
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Great View from the TOP

ANCIENT ART shown in the best way possible:
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SOAK IT IN…absorb some culture… and then check out these cool rock formations!
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Caiden and I explored for a bit. He found a huge dune and decided that it was a good idea to climb up it and then attempt to ski down it.

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He then found that it was necessary to declare himself “King of the World” from the TOP of this Giant Boulder…

The Wrap-Up:
This is a fun spot to play around in for awhile and this post was a terrific way to introduce my Dad to all who read my blog. I encourage EVERYONE- no matter your age or shape- to get out there and get MOVING. When visiting V of F get out of the car and walk a little if you can. Hop off your Motorcycle for a minute and partake in a short hike. Grab some nature by the TOOKUS!

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Let’s end this post with one more picture of my Dad. Isn’t he the cutest?!

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