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hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful hike and no crowds on a Monday.

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.

hiking
16 days ago

Taking this trail clockwise (starting from the left behind the toilets) can be intimidating as you go down about 200 feet down a man made stone staircase. This can be tricky if you're not used to it, especially as the sand on the steps can be slippery with the wrong shoes. If this intimidates you, I'd suggest to start the trail from the other side of the parking circle, taking the trail counterclockwise. Going from this direction, you will take a sandy trail following the side of the road, then down some manmade steps (much more standardized in size than on the other side of the trail, and not steep at all- you can see those steps in my photos), then a short slick rock you may need to step down. This is the hardest part on this side of the trail, then the trail will be realatively flat for about .2-.3 miles, then it will get a little rocky. You could go down in to the wash take a left into the 'slot canyon' ... at the next left is where you can go up the 200 foot incline (staircase) or turn around and go back if the steps are intimidating.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy walk out, but it was very heavily trafficked mid-day. Impossible to get a pic without many people in the shot.

Short trail but cool end point.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful, short and easy hike! Definitely kid friendly. There are plenty of rocks to climb along the trail. The scenery and colors here are amazing and the little slot canyon around halfway through the hike is really cool. This hike has plenty of great photo ops as well!

hiking
22 days 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.

A very easy hike, great for kids!

walking
26 days ago

example of how some people lived there at some point id stay there if theyd let me

walking
26 days ago

easy walk nice visitor center

hiking
26 days ago

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

walking
26 days ago

short hike with nice rock formation

hiking
1 month ago

Have not been yet but if you are going to give a rating take the time to leave a sentence or 2 than just giving it a 1-3 stars

hiking
1 month ago

We walked the loop at this stop and enjoyed all of the amazing formations.

Cool trail down a wash. Didnt see a single sole, and while only a couple of miles from my car it felt so desolate. Really cool experience.

Awesome colors, hard to comprehend how different areas so close to one another can be.

Overlook for Fire Canyon is breathtaking.

We got there as the sun was setting and once the sun went down we got caught in a sand storm with minimal visibility. We almost couldn’t find our way back to the parking lot so defiantly be very careful this is a short hike but still very cool

I find the cabins amazing but I certainly would not call this a hike

the trail is beautiful, but don't forget to stop and look around you or you will miss the hidden gems. There is a wonderful arch you can climb in and through near the end of the loop

this is actually one of my least favorite areas of the park. However if you cross the street from the parking area and go up the hill there's lots of fun rocks to scramble over and a pretty view of Lake Mead

very pretty short trail. This trail also offers one of the easiest access points into Fire Canyon

hiking
1 month ago

Great walk with the family. The sand is hard to get used to walking in and we all found that it tired our legs out pretty quickly. Make sure you download the map on your phone as there is no marked trail. We got off the trail for a while and had to hike over hills to get back on course. The sand makes for great headstands. Beautiful scenery and we saw lots of little lizards.

2 months ago

Not really a hike but the cabins were neat to look at and go through.

hiking
2 months ago

Short little hike over differing terrains, beautiful sandstone contacts and the conglomerates are beautiful as well. Fire wave itself is very small.

Not really what you would call a hike. If you have never seen a petrified log before take it. If you have, save your energy for a little better trail and sights.

Beautiful scenery. The colors in the surrounding rocks are incredible

hiking
2 months ago

This is a wonderful trail with the spectacular views and colors of the surrounding areas. I would say that the drop into the canyon was a little more than easy. For my wife and I, I would rate this trail more as moderate. Well worth the effort.

hiking
2 months ago

SPECTACULAR imagery along the hike! So many unique rock formations and colors to gawk at. Very simple hike but you will want to be constantly stopping to take pictures and gaze at your surroundings! Valley of Fire is one of the coolest places I've ever visited.

walking
3 months ago

This is definitely a walk rather than a hike, but more than a tourist stop stroll. Well worth it; the fire wave is unique and gorgeous. I had a perfect weather day, but imagine it gets painfully hot in the height of summer (bring water!) as you're walking on red rock or in sand the entire trail. I wasn't originally planning to stop at Valley of Fire on my drive to Zion, but really really glad I did. What a stunner.

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