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Absolutely beautiful, was a perfect adventure to take with two 10 year olds, an 8 and 6 year old!

We had an afternoon to spend outside and I wanted to squeeze in as much of the outdoors as possible. We couldn’t decide which trail to do with in the park, and ended up deciding on the White Dome Trail. I’m really glad we chose that one, because it was very beautiful. It was the prettiest trail out of all the things that we walked along that day. It has really cool Narrows, very interesting rocks and is a loop which is nice. The nice thing is you can just hop in your car and drive to some of the other trails which are very short, so if you spend a whole day in the park, you could theoretically do most of them in one day. We also did the Fire Wave Trail. This was very short but very cool at the end. It was kind of frustrating, because at the beginning of the fire wave trail there were signs asking people to stay on trail, especially asking them not to climb on the fire wave at the end of the trail. Sure enough, as we approached the end of the trail, I couldn’t even get a picture of just the fire wave rock structure because of all the turds climbing all over it. It clearly asks you to keep off because of erosion. I don’t think that people understand that when they step off trail, they cause erosion and can damage or completely devastate vegetation that has taken so long to grow. All they care about is getting their picture on top of a rock. Congratulations, you walked 0.5 miles and got your picture, I hope it’s still there for your children to enjoy. You can just take a picture of the rock without you on it, the focus of the picture is the rock and not you anyway. Anyways, a lot of the other structures in the park you can just drive up to, to observe. We drove up to the Natural Arch Rock, the Atlatl rock, the Beehives and the Elephant Rock and were able to see it all from our car. And of course you can just hop out really quickly to get a closer look, as all of these rock structures are very close to the road and are within short walking distance, i’m pretty sure all of them had a parking lot directly across from the structure where you can park your car. Drive to the east entrance of the park where the elephant rock structure is located and you will see a nice Polaroid frame that you and a friend can stick your head into to get a picture. We were there just as the sun was about to go down and the sky was amazing. Also I would highly recommend driving through the scenic Loop near the west entrance, where the natural arch rock and ATLATL rock are. It has really amazing rock structures. I should also mention that we visited in January so the weather was in the 50s. All the hikes were very easy, however me and my friend are avid hiker is. I would recommend bringing a ton of water if you plan to be there in the summer and maybe plan for less Miles. I’m giving it four stars, and not five because I enjoy a good strenuous climb, and there were none. But it was absolutely beautiful, and I’m glad that we did this, rather than walking around Las Vegas another day

Of all he trails we did today this was my favorite. Easy hike but really spectacular views from every direction & you can wander off in any direction really through the wash which my dog Annie loved

This was a great trail & lots of beautiful scenery.

Super easy...way too short but neat to see

We love this hike. We’re locals and my son works at the park so this is a regular for us. It’s a very popular trail so parking is difficult. Certain times of day changes how the colors look in the rocks. The colors are the most vibrant early in the morning or late afternoon. High noon washes them out.

interesting hike that took me back in time. there are petroglyphs carved into the rocks all along the path and the trail is fairly easy to walk and allows for some exploration as long as one watches out for the local wildlife (snakes!).

12 days ago

My second time completing the hike. Beautiful views, it was a bit more sandy on the rocks this time than the last. Quiet when we went.

17 days ago

Excellent trail. Colorful rocks. Stunning White Dumes.

Great for a break from the car ride!

18 days ago

I enjoy this loop trail. Not too sandy. Enjoy around to not feel suffocated by the amount of people around.
I did 3 trails in one day, one being this one. I enjoyed this one the most. Perfect to combine trails. Super easy. Kid friendly. Not as red in color as other trials at Valley of Fire but still beautiful.
Flowers were very far and few between. Populated.

18 days ago

Was kind of disappointed with this trail.
Very sandy & confusing. Not that brilliant of a sight compared to others in the area.
Nice short hike but wasn’t very impressed.

This was a pretty cool lil hike. The petroglyphs were awesome but there wasn’t water to enjoy at the end. There was a small dirty basin. Just don’t expect pools of water at the end.
Pros: Breezy hike, shaded, petroglyphs, and a lot to see in such a short trail.
Cons: SAND!! Ugh. I don’t like to hike in sand. No useable water source like implied. Jan timeframe- no birds and a lot of people. I prefer less populated hikes.
Hope this helps. It was a nice add on to a day of hiking

Arrived at about 10:30am and we were able to do the short hike with very minimal traffic. Views were amazing. Get here early and avoid the crowds!

It was really neat to see the petroglyphs, but there were SO many people. I was really surprised to see it this packed at noon on a Thursday.
Too many people to even really enjoy the scenery.

19 days ago

Nice trail hike with the family. No issues with a dog, 6 and 10 year old boys. Beautiful views.

20 days ago

Short and easy hike through sand to a nice viewpoint / overlook at the end. The rocks are very colorful here, I recommend to go at sunset or sunrise to get the best photos! Avoid going on a windy day unless you are okay with sand in your eyes haha.

20 days ago

Not a hike, just 3 flights of stairs to a cool view & some petroglyphs. Worth a quick stop.

Great, loved the coloring of the fire wave.

21 days ago

Started at the main highway, trail is pretty well marked by posts, though we did miss a marker a time or two but the alternate route led the same way. Great views, cool rocks, generally easy hiking. We were a little unclear where the end of the trail met the White Dome trail since most everyone walks in the wash, but you can turn back at any point, really.

24 days ago

Started at White Dome and turned back after 5.5km for time, completed 11km in 3hrs. The trail is very well marked (follow the white poles). It is a bit rocky and sandy in many parts so a little bit slow going but easy. Had to climb a few rocks but would not be an issue for most. Spectacular rock formations, well worth it in my view.

27 days ago

Just walk up the stairs to see some cool petroglyphs!

Really easy and beautiful hike. Follow the posts that are set up, and it will lead you to the fire wave. The view at the end is amazing with different rock formations and rock colors.

Lots of cool petroglyphs! This trail was quite sandy though, but don’t let that deter you from exploring it. The end leads to a neat little water hole thing.

Easy hike with beautiful rock formations! It can get sandy at times but the views are amazing.

Beautiful, short trail with multi-colored rocks.

Fun, easy hike. 2 and 4 yr olds made it fine. Only complaint is that they close at sunset

Petroglyphs were okay but time would be better spent elsewhere in the park

1 month ago

Great hike!

1 month ago

Nice views!

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