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Really pretty short hike. I also climbed up the large rock close to the midpoint for some added interest and elevation gain. Very easy to do several of these short Valley of Fire hikes in a day.

Did the loop trail instead. Definitely recommend it over this super short one. Picturesque and fun.

on Rainbow Vista Trail

hiking
5 days ago

Easy walk even in the sand. Went all the way to the end to the Fire Canyon overlook. Lots to see and enjoy!

I did the bowl of fire trail in its entirety and then some. It took 7.5 hours. The trail was filled with all that a sportsman can handle. Note: you have to be in great shape to do this trail. The trail starts moderately easy but then it gets challenging. Have gloves handy. There are hills, mountains; the open desert, valleys and amazing sandstone rock formations. What a view! Important: please note that the trail disappears once you go down to the valley. You will need your GPS on. Alert: turn on your GPS from home and leave it on. You will lose reception well before you get to your hike location and then you will not be able to navigate your way. Have a power bank for your phone. EXTRA EXTRA!!! I was nearly attacked by a big bird. Not fun. I came face to face with a coiled rattle snake which was about 4 feet and I was within 8 feet from it. It was about to attack but I ran a few feet to create distance and it also disappeared. They shake the end of their tails when you're close so you'll always know if they're around. Please don't let that scare you. Enjoy the trail. Have fun. Take water with you and above all, be safe.

another good one while visiting this park. all short hikes

trail running
17 days ago

By far the best views in all of Valley Of Fire. Hike up and enjoy the view! Enjoy a quiet picnic and don’t forget to leave nothing but footprints

Kid friendly!! My daughters hiked barefooted because it’s all sand. We found water at the end of the hike and several small caves.

Nice quick hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy. Parking lot nearby.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy to get to. Not that impressive in my opinion. Worth a stop if you have little ones maybe

hiking
2 months ago

Short and easy

hiking
3 months ago

7AM! We had a blast entering in from the Lake Mead side of the highway and hit this site first! Nobody there yet and early enough not to be too hot. You can park right below this rock formation and take a quick hike up. The trail is marked with some fading white chalk and takes you directly up and behind for an awesome view! FYI: Signs say not to walk on the road.

Lots of Petroglyphs to see! Short trail but the sand makes it just challenging enough for someone on their first hike like me!

hiking
4 months ago

short trail easy for kids and pets. Was easy to get lost. It's right off the road.

easy short hike for kids and pets to see lots of amazing petroglyphs. The sand is hot for pets, be careful. We saw 4 big horn sheep!

4 months ago

Quick trip up the stairs to see some great petroglyphs. Good for adults and children.

WOW!! Me fascinó hermoso lugar.

Un paseo muy hermoso me encantó.

Great little trail for the kids. Saw a handful of good sized lizards. Just long enough to "get a hike in", but not TOO long for little ones. We've got 5, the littlest two being 2 & 3, and they did great.

hiking
5 months ago

A long trail is not necesarily the most scenic! This short trail (1.1 mile round trip) is chocked full of glowing red rocks, seasonal wild flowers, and rock formations (arches and windows). We finished this trail in about 1 hour at a moderate pace. Sometimes if you are new to these kinds of trails, it's not always easy to spot the arches and window that hide or get camouflaged in the multicolored rock mounds. Since we have been on several other trails throughout Utah, we have gotten used to spotting some. While this video shows one arch in the peaks of the rocky cliffs, there may have been more we missed due to our fast pace and still relatively freshmen approach to trail walking and spotting natural features.

Video: https://youtu.be/KxPuRU_oGps

So many petroglyphs! I’ve never seen this many in one place before. I was really impressed.

Short and easy! The color change in the rocks is very noticeable and you can get a close look as well. Hiked to days ago and it was very hot!

on Atlatl Rock

hiking
6 months ago

Neat climb up a staircase to get a close look. But there is also more petroglyphs to look at all around the bottom of the mountain.

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely stunning. It's a very short trail, but worth every moment. The first part has some trudging through soft sand, but the path towards Fire Canyon is mostly rock and easy going. Incredibly beautiful views of the canyon. The markers are easy enough to see, but you don't really need them, as it's fairly well traveled and you can see footsteps in the sand.

There's actually a looping trail here, but many people took the direct route to the elephant rock. I recommend the loop, as there is plenty of beautiful scenery to enjoy.

Many petroglyphs to see- don't miss this short hike!

Easy fun hike with a lot of petroglyphs and beautiful rock formations. The little “water tank” at the end is pretty neat and boast some great scenery

hiking
7 months ago

This is a climb up some stairs more than it is a hike. The petroglyphs at the top are really cool and you get great views of the desert. The surrounding area is also really cool and fun to explore. Definitely worth a stop.

hiking
7 months ago

I wouldn’t really call this a hiking trail. It’s a small short walk along the side of the main road right on the east entrance of the park. The rock formation is pretty neat though.

hiking
7 months ago

my favorite spot at valley of fire alot of area to explore dont really need trails

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