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Valley of Fire State Park, Overton

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Red sandstone rock formations more than 150 million years old lend the name to Valley of Fire State Park. Established in 1935, Nevada's oldest park spans nearly 17,000 hectares (42,000 acres) and includes ample hiking and camping opportunities. You’ll have the chance to explore different geological formations, such as limestone and shale. Because the sandstone is so soft, you’ll see petroglyphs (rock art carved into the sandstone), dating as far back as 300 BCE created by the ancient Anasazi Pueblo people. The visitor center details the geologic and archaeological roots of the region. If you keep a sharp eye out, you may even spot the rare desert tortoise. Take a look at our Overton trip website to schedule your visit to Valley of Fire State Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Amazing place to see. There were lots of hikes available but we did not do that and still were able to enjoy the scenery. Saw bighorn sheep. Don’t miss fire canyon!! 
    Amazing place to see. There were lots of hikes available but we did not do that and still were able to enjoy the scenery. Saw bighorn sheep. Don’t miss fire canyon!!  more »
  • It´s very fantastic, it looks like a Lunar or Martian landscape!!! And knowing that he is from Las Vegas, it would be an unmissable trip. In summer, is the best time of year to visit this... 
    It´s very fantastic, it looks like a Lunar or Martian landscape!!! And knowing that he is from Las Vegas, it would be an unmissable trip. In summer, is the best time of year to visit this...  more »
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  • This park definitely lives up to its reputation. I only camped here for one night but definitely wish I would've stayed an extra day or two. This park is beautiful and there's so many great trails to explore and so many gorgeous views. The different campgrounds also are really nice and well maintained, with some of the campsites having great views of the different rock formations. I would definitely recommend getting there early if you're camping because the campsites do fill up rather quickly, especially on the weekends. Definitely hope I get the chance to come back in the future!
  • I have spent the last three years enjoying Red Rock Canyon and the amazing colors. Last week I went to Valley of fire. I was blown away! The colors and sites were absolutely amazing. I love the rock formations. The hikes were relatively easy, and I saw many people who were over 70 traversing them. The roads were very well marked. And although there were a lot of people there oh, it did not feel crowded. What an amazing place!

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