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Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyph. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. Several group use areas are also available. The park is open all year.

If you have limited time this might be one to skip.

hiking
5 days ago

A short hike over rocky ground from the East entrance of the park.

I've never seen so many petroglyphs in one place! An easy hike through sand.

hiking
5 days ago

A short HOT hike over sand and stone.

walking
17 days ago

walking
25 days ago

Walking up behind the rock is the best way to see it, imo.

walking
25 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Easy trail. White rock slot canyon was cool.

hiking
25 days ago

Short trail in a neat looking area. The rock itself is kind of cool, I guess. The glowing red rocks is the coolest part about the park though!

trail running
26 days ago

Short and easy hike, only the deep sand can be a nuisance. Get here very early or very late on the hotter days. We did it end of May at 6 am and were surprised that we we had the trail all to ourselves.

trail running
26 days ago

Short and easy hike to a place where every picture you take will be worthwhile - you cannot go wrong here. It's a small but endless playground where you can explore the rocks, their colours and patterns to your heart's delight.
Get here early or late in the day and use a polarisation filter on your SLR camera if you have one - it will make the beauty of all the colours so much more intense!
We did the trail on 6.30 am on Memorial Day weekend, any later would have been too hot, and too bright. There were 6 other people on the trail.

hiking
26 days ago

Very nice trail, short but lots of different scenery and nothint too strenuous. Even a small slot canyon!
However, make sure you do this very early in the morning if it's going to be a hot day.

It was a nice trail. We couldn't find elephants rock for some reason.

this hike is a must. stunning colours

scenic driving
28 days ago

Short washboard road road that takes you past the Windstone arch. Very interesting rock formations all along the route

scenic driving
28 days ago

Beautiful drive through the Valley of Fire State Park. Many short trails to enjoy all along the road.

Not much of a hike and not much of a log compared to the better petrified logs at the west site