Near Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Valley of Fire Behind the Camera
Commercial photography in the park began in the 1920s when Hal Roach started filming westerns. He also produced “One Million B.C.” The uniqueness of the park has become well known with over 45 commercial photo shoots every year. Other popular movies filmed here include the “Electric Horseman” and Star Trek Generations.” The park has appeared in many types of commercial as well.
Did You Know?
Valley of Fire State Park is recognized nationally for its picturesque geologic formations.
To prevent lasting effects on the environment, park rangers now carefully manage commercial photography, allowing film crews to take pictures and leave only foot prints.
Film makers built this Mexican hacienda on this site as a set for the movie “The Professionals” in 1965.
Location. 36° 28.909′ N, 114° 31.991′ W. Marker is near Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from White Domes Road (Mouse's Tank Road) north of Fire Canyon Road. Marker is located in Valley of Fire State Park and is accessible from the White Domes Loop Trailhead at the end of White Domes Road (Mouse's Tank Road) which is 5.5 miles from the visitor center. It is a 1/4 mile hike from the trailhead parking lot to the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silica Dome (approx. 2˝ miles away); Valley of Fire (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nevada’s First State Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Atlatl Rock (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Cabins (approx. 4.6 miles away); Beehives (approx. 4.8 miles away); In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark (approx. 5.4 miles away); Arrowhead Trail (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Overton.
Also see . . . Valley of Fire State Park. Official website of Nevada State Parks. (Submitted on March 16, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5. submitted on November 9, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.