Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Amazing Experience

A fun little trail with an easily accessible slot canyon. Great family hike.

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

hiking
22 days ago

I loved this trail! You can have a lot of fun. I went off trail and hiked to the top of the rocks and the view was breathtaking. If you like hiking with some obstacles give it a try. Totally recommend to get a little lost and enjoy the chance to take great photographs. Sun was hitting hard. Highly advised to drink plenty water and wear sunscreen.

hiking
27 days ago

Definitely a must do if you're in the area. Heading clockwise, there is some sand to trudge through at the beginning, but the trail is mostly easy going, rock paths. It's very heavily traveled, and I had an enthusiastic but loud group ahead of me, which took a bit away from the sense of exploring on your own. But, there are enough side paths and places to explore that it wasn't a huge issue.

Lots of amazing rock formations to see an climb on, as well as an ever changing landscape. The slot canyon is very brief but also very very cool.

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.

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

hiking
1 month 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.

Short trail but cool end point.

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

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
1 month 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.

walking
1 month ago

easy walk nice visitor center

walking
1 month ago

short hike with nice rock formation

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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.

Really cool canyon with petroglyphs.

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 nice, but certainly not my favorite hike in this park

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

hiking
3 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.

easy hike and loads of petroglyphs high up on your left as you walk toward the end of hike. lots of traffic on this hike. at the end, look for the stone bowl in ground where native americans used to ground corn and such.

hiking
3 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.

Nice walk! Go further up for nice view

Nice little walk to see petroglyphs

hiking
4 months ago

very nice hike. great views, many directional signs and easy enough for all abilities. Its not 3.1 miles more like 1.1. Awesome slot canyon too.

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