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.
Valley of Fire State Park reviews
We had originally planned to go to Red Rock Canyon but an Uber driver convinced us to go to Valley of Fire instead...and we are so glad we listened! We did some great hikes and saw many otherworldly.... more
We had originally planned to go to Red Rock Canyon but an Uber driver convinced us to go to Valley of Fire instead...and we are so glad we listened! We did some great hikes and saw many otherworldly.... more »
Great, short trails that offer some magnificent experiences and beauty. The drive through the park alone is worth the fee.
Great, short trails that offer some magnificent experiences and beauty. The drive through the park alone is worth the fee. more »
Valley of fire State Park! Wow I can't even begin to describe the beauty of this place. Here is just a few pics of it. First of all it is the most peaceful and quiet place. It looks like it's not even real at all. The weather was just perfect and sunny. I would advise you to wear enclosed shoes and have some water on you if you decide to hike around. There are wildlife out here like snakes etc so be careful of the holes in the ground. Also make sure you have enough gas in the tank Because it's a long way to a gas station and cell service might not be the best out there.
This is one of my favorite parks in NV. This place is very unique, gorgeous, and different, with amazing rock formations and colors. On top of that, the hikes are nice and short and you can get easily achieve them in a day. I always pack a picnic basket with me to enjoy after a few hikes. Many picnic areas within the park. If you are lucky you will run into mountain goats. The visitors are fun to explore. They do have a water station you can refill your bottle. If you are not a fan of hiking then do the scenic drive. Also, the night skies here are awesome, especially on the full moon evening. You can get an annual state pass for $80 or else $10 for a day pass.
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