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…
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.
Note the face towards the bottom of the rock – looks like he is pursing his lips.
The wall behind me is covered in petroglyphs. This is in Mouse’s Tank Canyon
We saw and heard motorcycles going over towards Rainbow Vista and stopped to watch a while. They were videoing an extreme motorcycle movie.
Had to get my picture in front of the beehive since I’m the “busy bee”
That’s all for now!