Valley of Fire: Elephant Rock

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Valley of Fire: Elephant Rock is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

0.4 miles 59 feet Out & Back

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Elephant Rock is an easy out and back trail 0.4mi. RT or a 1.2mi. loop to an elephant shaped rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park. The Rock is located right next to the main road near the East Entrance. Elephant Rock is an easy out and back trail 0.4mi. RT or a 1.2mi. loop to an elephant shaped rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park. The Rock is located right next to the main road near the East Entrance. Parking is prohibited there, but you can park at the East Entrance parking lot and take a short 0.2 mile hike to get up close. Take the left fork in the open area to head back toward the main road and up the hill - this will take you right to the rock which is above you to the right as you reach the road. You can easily climb to a vantage point above the rock to take the best pictures. The trail continues along the road and bears off to the right and loops around the rock formations to come back toward the main parking lot on the other side. The loop is 1.2 miles. Watch for lizards and snakes. The rock formations are very interesting. The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape. Other important rock formations include limestones, shales, and conglomerates. Prehistoric users of the Valley of Fire included the Basket Maker people and later the Anasazi Pueblo farmers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley.

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12 days ago

Easy hike! Cute rock elephant take the kids to enjoy, you just park and walk a couple feet to left and you are there!

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14 days ago

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1 month ago

Excellent hikes all throughout the park. Very pretty and some easy hikes, some a little more challenging.

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5 months ago

Super quick and easy

5 months ago

Easy hike to a cool formation, worth it if you have the time!

hiking
6 months ago

It was ok.

6 months ago

Simple and easy trail with a fun payoff in the Elephant Rock.
Downside is that you can see fairly well from the road, but the trail that leads to the back is pretty.
Can't complain too much for this short pretty hike.

6 months ago

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8 months ago

it was OK

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8 months ago

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10 months ago

Elephant Rock was cool but the trail was just okay.

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11 months ago

Fun easy hike, but exploring the surrounding area is half the fun.

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1 year ago