Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyph. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. Several group use areas are also available. The park is open all year.
Slightly tricky footwork in the very beginning due to smooth sand on rock stairs, but smooth sailing after that. Perfect short hike for anyone at all! Loop takes you directly back to the parking lot, and trail is well marked with signs directing you. Took me about a half hour to complete. Next time, I will take my time and do a little exploring. Absolutely stunning scenery. Don't miss this little hike!!
An amazing trail with a great payoff at the end with the Fire Wave. The beginning of the trail is also very picturesque.
In the summer, be careful and bring extra water. The heat from the sand and the rocks sap your strength and will make what should be an easy hike into a struggle.
Nice hike for all abilities if the weather is not too hot. If it's summertime be sure to take 2-3 liter of water with you just to be safe. The temperature was EXTREME (115 F) this weekend and you could have cooked steak on the rocks. Beautiful golden pics at sunset!