Mouse's Tank is named for two potholes used by a Southern Paiute Indian renegade ("Little Mouse") who hid out in the area in the 1890s after being indicted for killing two prosecutors and the other crimes in the area. He was eventually found and killed while trying to escape his pursuers.
It is a natural water catchment made of sandstone that holds water eve's during dry periods. It is best viewed early morning or just before sunset. However, the colors were beautiful no matter what time of the day.
Located in the Valley of Fire in the Moapa Valley area of Southern Nevada. The park's official trail is 0.6 miles (one way).
The red sandstone formation of Valley of Fire State Park creates a natural waterbasin after the rains. Nevada State Parks Administrator Bob Mergell. I wish you a pleasant visit to any of the parks. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach me, or any of the park employees, because we truly care about making your experience memorable. Bob Mergell Administrator