Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Valley of Fire State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

hiking
9 days ago

Neat, quick hike.

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

hiking
18 days ago

It's a pretty nice hike and if you're already at the park, it's worth seeing. Parking is crowded. The patterns the rocks make are pretty cool. Downside is that, until the end, there's not much to see along this trail.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice easy hike with the cool fire wave rocks at the end. The path could have been marked a bit clearer as we went a bit off course but still worth checking out.

Awesome off road trip. saw 12 head of big horns. Just before the old car. lizards everywhere. Drove the loop and then some.

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
24 days 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
28 days 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Wow! Technically speaking only base on Fire Wave Trail - Nice. Small thought. The Trail is Easy, big rocks plus the “Fire Wave (like) Rocks” are just cool, watch your step the rocks are rigid but other than that it’s something different. Sit, relax and clear your mind.

hiking
1 month ago

Very quick and easy hike with cool views of the rocks in the park. Would be an easy hike to pair with another longer hike for the day. Lots of water needed as most of the hike is in the sun.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike was crowded mid-day on a Tuesday in April. I imagine the whole thing would be more grand in early morning light anyhow. Lots of lizards, blooming cacti, and beautiful striped rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike and no crowds on a Monday.

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

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
1 month 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.

A very easy hike, great for kids!

hiking
1 month ago

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

walking
1 month ago

short walk up some stairs to see something cool

Overlook for Fire Canyon is breathtaking.

Really cool canyon with petroglyphs.

Lots of people and atvs

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

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

very nice, but certainly not my favorite hike in this park

hiking
3 months 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.

Fun little family trail, great to take off shoes and just walk in the sand.

hiking
3 months ago

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

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