The trail to Mouse's Tank is an easy quarter-mile (half-mile round trip) walk in a sandy wash ending at the "tanks". Along the trail to the tanks you will see numerous petroglyphs mostly created by "Puebloan farmers" from about AD 1 to around AD 1200. Even though this is a short walk, be cautious - especially during the summer months - because the temperatures will reach 115 degrees and higher in the canyons. Take water, and wear the proper clothing and shoes.
The name "Mouse's Tank" comes from a Southern Paiute Indian named "Little Mouse" who hid out in the area during the 1890's trying to avoid a lynch mob. "Tank" comes from the two large natural basins at the end of the trail that collect water during the seasonal rains. Since no nearby water sources existed, these tanks, or basins, could have provided water for extended periods of time under the right conditions. *Depending on what region of the world you live in, by today's standards the water in these basins would not be potable (drinkable) for most of us without purification.