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Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The park is located in Overton and abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient petrified trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian rock art. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. Popular highlights of the park include the unique red rock formations of Elephant Rock, Arch Rock, Mouse's Tank and Seven Sisters, as well as the petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock. There is an abundance of wildlife throughout the park and you may even see desert big horn sheep. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. Several group use areas are also available. The park is a quick drive from the Las Vegas Strip via I-15 North. You may also opt to take the more scenic route and stop at Lake Mead as well. The park has an entrance fee of $10/vehicle or $8/vehicle if you are a Nevada Resident. Rv camping is permitted as well at a rate of $20/night and $10/night for utility hook-ups. If you are a Nevada resident you will receive a discount of ($2/night. The park is open all year.

Nice hike. Interesting slot canyon in the middle. Part of hike in sand so slow going. We took some side trails and found some interesting spots. What a great park

Easy hike with great rock formations. The trail is easy to follow and would be good for kids. Plenty of side trails to adventure off in your own. Didn’t see any animals but you will see many different animal tracks in the sand.

hiking
8 days ago

on Prospect Trail

10 days ago

It was a beautiful hike, we did the full trail and added the White Dome Loop at the end since it’s right next to it. It took us approximately 3.5-4 hours, with short breaks to take pictures and enjoy some snacks.

We found the bed rock a little annoying to walk on, but such is the nature of the trail.

Also, it’s pretty well marked considering it’s an unmarked/unkept trail.

A great hike. We continued passed the end of the official end of the trail pass the tank. Continuing up the wash is where it really gets interesting and you can really scramble and make the hike as hard as you want and as long as you want. We saw plenty of goats.
I am amazed that more hikers don’t hike this park. It truly is beautiful and close to Vegas. Many locals don’t even know about it. Weird!

hiking
18 days ago

shorter than i thought it would be but the drive and the scenery was beautiful

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