Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

valley of fire petro, vert rock

We planned an entire day for our visit from Las Vegas to the Valley of Fire State Park and it was so worth it! A few recommendations to note: go with a full tank of gas, LOTS of water, snacks and a picnic lunch. There is NOTHING out there! Wear appropriate hiking gear and layers, depending on the time of year.

This is an amazing park that everyone should experience. You feel like you have gone back in time and it is the most remarkable “quiet” that I have ever experienced in nature. The petroglyphs on the rocks put you in touch with our fellow humans from many centuries ago. It’s horrible that some people have felt the need to defile these treasures by tagging them with grafitti.

The Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s oldest state park and is 42,000  acres. Learn more at their website at:

The rocks and formations in the Valley of Fire are amazing as they look like figures and the craggy cliffs have faces..

Here’s the Anteater…

valley of fire anteater, rainbow vista

A wind-eroded arch

valley of fire arch hori

valley of fire arch, vert

valley of fire atal petroglyph

The Beehivevalley of fire beehive hori  valley of fire beehive rocks

valley of fire beehive vert rock

  At one of the picnic areas we saw this little girl sharing her lunch with chipmunks that would dart in and out of the bushes for their prize.

valley of fire chip and girl

valley of fire chip with food

Note the face towards the bottom of the rock – looks like he is pursing his lips.

Valley of fire face

valley of Fire head rock

valley of fire far off view

Valley of Fire hori rainbow

The wall behind me is covered in petroglyphs. This is in Mouse’s Tank Canyon

valley of fire jamie petro wall, mouses tank

We saw and heard motorcycles going over towards Rainbow Vista and stopped to watch a while. They were videoing an extreme motorcycle movie.

valley of fire motorcycle riders

valley of fire jasonbrittan van

valley of fire lichen face

Valley of Fire lizard trail  valley of fire mouses tank petro small

valley of fire mouses tank petro, sheep

valley of fire mouses tank vert petr wall

valley of fire mouses tank, jamie vert petro wall

valley of fire natural arch sign

Valley of Fire petro group w:cross

Valley of fire petro stairs

valley of fire petro, foot & sheep

valley of fire petro, mouse's tank walls

valley of fire petro, mouses tank, family

valley of fire petroglyph deer

valley of fire plant growth

valley of fire pt cruiser & wally

Valley of Fire Rainbow Vista hori

valley of fire rainbow vista sign

valley of fire, jamie & Wally, rainbow vista

valley of fire rock and brush

valley of fire rock closeup

valley of fire rock leaning

valley of fire rock lichen

valley of fire rock walls

valley of fire rocks, hori

valley of fire vert rock

valley of fire vertical rock face

 Had to get my picture in front of the beehive since I’m the “busy bee”

Valley of fire, jamie & beehive rock

valley of fire, jamie on beehives rocks

valley of fire, mouses tank petro wall

valley of fire, mouses tanks petro, squiggles

valley of fire, rock shear

valley of fire, wally pointing at petro

valley of fire wally w:petroglyphs

valley of fire jamie

That’s all for now!

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  1. Melissa

    Great photos and it looks like you had a great time! The cute little guys are antelope ground squirrels 🙂

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