Photo: Ron Mader, Valley of Fire (Some rights reserved)

Rock Art = Human-made markings placed on natural stone

Also see: Cave paintings

Please do not touch the rock art because contact with the oils in skin will damage them. You may take photographs and sketches, but rubbings are not permitted. Avoid climbing near rock art sites.

Questions // Preguntas

  • What makes a good guided and unguided experience for the visitor? // ¿Qué hace que una buena experiencia guiada y no guiada para el visitante?
  • Who is offering upcoming tours? // ¿Quién ofrece los próximos tours?

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